How would you like to learn how to “bone” with the best of ‘em? Well with the iBone app from Spoonjack you can learn how to do just that – trombone that is! This fairly unknown virtual trombone app recently rose up from the shadows when it was named as a finalist for the 2009 Best App Ever Awards. Nominated as the Best Musical Instrument App, iBone played it’s way all the way to the end where it fell a couple notes short of winning the crown.
Despite it’s recent success I still had never heard of iBone. There I was, walking aimlessly around the conference center floor and all of a sudden I read something that made me laugh…iBone. I know it sounds low brow but can you blame me? After all, with the decision by Apple to remove nudie apps from the App Store being recent news I thought to myself…this can’t be another one? Either way I had to find out for myself, so I quickly gathered my composure and made a b-line for the booth.
It was there that I met the creator of iBone, Tom Scharfeld. He gave me a brief demo that cleverly highlighted the depth of features that this virtual trombone app offers. I myself have never played a real trombone, nor have ever had the urge, but within just a few seconds of Tom’s demo I could definitely tell that Tom has. Tom cranked out tunes like he was Tommy Dorsey during the Swing Era. I never would’ve imagined that a trombone app would bring with it so many rich and fun features.
iBone is a classic example of why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. What sounded like a nudie app, and at first glance appeared to be a super basic music app actually turned out to be a gem. I personally don’t have this app myself yet, but I plan to. Keep your eyes pealed over the coming weeks for a review. In the meantime, watch the video below to see Tom’s demo.
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