Unreleased App Cadence May Change Music Listening…FOREVER



At this point, it’s hard to get excited by every amazing new iPhone app that comes down the pike. Even augmented reality has started to feel boring, and it isn’t even allowed on locked-down iPhones yet.

But man, does Cadence have me excited. Basically, it figures out the average tempo of your iPod library, then creates playlists by different BPM speeds so you can easily browse your music by pace. Watch the video at their site (not embeddable, unfortunately). It’s amazing, and a totally new experience.

And it’s something I’ve been looking for. I’ve never had my whole 25-gig music library on a single handheld device before, and I’ve found it’s hard to take advantage of so many songs and artists. I’ll inevitably stay in my comfort zone if I don’t discover what I’ve been missing — and Genius doesn’t help, it regurgitates the same 20 songs every time I use it.

This has that potential, if it’s smart enough to pick a random song within each tempo. I’m excited to use this, and I hope Apple has the sense to approve it. This is not duplicate functionality.


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