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Fretlight Studio v4.5 is Released Print E-mail
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00

We've been doing the Mac software for our friends over at Optek Music Systems since 2008. In 2010, we started maintaining their Windows desktop software too. Here's Optek's press release for the Fretlight Studio for Windows v4.5 release:

 

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Announcing Fretlight Studio 4.5 Advanced Learning Software for Fretlight Guitar Users

All Fretlight® guitars now come complete with the updated Fretlight Studio 4.5 software. The software allows a user to watch Fretlight music videos while lighting up their Fretlight guitar so they may learn chords, scales, play songs, take video lessons, or improvise a solo.

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Reno, NV (PRWEB) November 1, 2010

All Fretlight® guitars now come complete with the updated Fretlight Studio 4.5 software. The software is included with the purchase of a Fretlight guitar and is also available for free download on the company’s website for those who already own a Fretlight. Fretlight Studio 4.5 is available for PC users and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP. The software allows a user to watch Fretlight music videos while lighting up their Fretlight guitar so they may learn chords, scales, play songs, take video lessons, or improvise a solo.

Fretlight Studio 4.5 offers the following upgrades from the previous 4.2 version:

  • New launcher screen interface
  • Quicker launch times for tasks
  • Improved navigation
  • Improved file system for searching and playing Fretlight videos
  • Auto renaming of .mid files
  • Improved file type designation -- ability to click on file and launch player

 

“We are constantly searching for ways to make our products and programs better and more user-friendly. It’s important for our customers to be able to use their Fretlight Guitar and Fretlight Studio software without feeling overwhelmed with the technology,” Rusty Shaffer, CEO of Optek Music Systems, Inc., said. “We’ve designed the software to truly be plug and play.”

To download your free version of Fretlight Studio 4.5 visit http://www.fretlight.com/software/pc/

Optek Music System, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Reno, Nev. Developers of the Fretlight® Guitar, this privately-held company, manufactures and distributes six-string electric guitars that utilize a truly revolutionary patented technology through its interactive light system that allows the player to learn the guitar quicker and with better retention. Notes, scales, chords, progressions, lessons, songs, riffs and more are easily accomplished through its Video Player software. Additionally, Optek produces and sells educational products available online, through its distributors and exclusive partnerships. Optek has many U.S. and international patents as well as patents pending for its interactive guitar learning systems and musical instrument manufacturing designs.

 
We're Hiring! Print E-mail
Monday, 11 October 2010 20:31

We've got openings for a couple of software engineers. Visit our Jobs page for the details.

 
Local News for Blackberry v1.0 Released Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 June 2010 10:53

The BlackBerry app "Local News" we built for our client LSN Mobile has been released to the public. Here's LSN Mobile's press release for it:

LSN Mobile Announces BlackBerry® App for Local Mobile News;
First Company to Offer More Than 250 Local TV Mobile Apps

LSN Mobile's individually branded mobile apps help local broadcasters deliver a richer mobile experience and allow advertisers to better engage consumers

Atlanta - June 3, 2010 --LSN Mobile, with the nation's largest network of local TV news content for mobile users, announced today the availability of its "Local News Weather and More" mobile app for BlackBerry® that aggregates news and information from more than 250 local TV stations. Consumers can access local breaking news, video clips, weather, sports scores, school closings and more from LSN Mobile's network of local media which includes ABC, NBCU-Telemundo, Cox Television, McGraw Hill, Raycom, Local TV and many more. In addition, the company announced that it is the first mobile media and marketing company to showcase more than 250 individually branded mobile applications for local TV stations across the U.S.

LSN Mobile recently announced the availability of its mobile applications for iPhone and Android. With the addition of BlackBerry applications on select models, LSN Mobile reaffirms its leadership position as the country's largest provider of mobile services to local TV stations. LSN Mobile's apps are available at no cost.

"By providing individually branded mobile apps for local stations, LSN Mobile is helping broadcasters extend their offering to their viewers and making it easier for viewers to receive the local news they want, anytime and anywhere," said Lee Durham, CEO of LSN Mobile. "In addition, LSN Mobile's apps create more opportunities for local advertisers and consumers to interact with each other," he said.

LSN Mobile's apps work using the company's media-to-mobile platform that aggregates and delivers news and other content. The applications are downloaded to a mobile phone which pulls news and content categories that are updated in real time. Individually branded apps use a combination of information provided by the TV station (news, video, slideshows, etc.) and content provided directly from LSN Mobile (sports scores, movie times, flight info, etc.).

LSN Mobile's Local News, Weather and More app includes the following features: Features for Broadcast Affiliates & Advertisers

  • Style options for look and feel of local affiliates' sites
  • Ability to add content through a Web call within the application. This way, when new features are added, the user does not have to download a new version each time
  • Affiliate branding during the interstitial loading pages
Features for Consumers
  • Ability for users to get news from their local TV station
  • Streaming video that can be played at any connection speed
  • Slideshows with captions
  • News that is time-stamped for up-to-date information
  • Weather (including radar and severe weather warnings)
  • Sports (including scores and news for both professional and college sports)
  • Flight tracker
  • Lottery information
  • Horoscope information
  • Movie show times
  • Gas content
  • News pages that allow previews by category
  • News stories that can be browsed via "next" and "previous" buttons
LSN Mobile gives local properties a new voice for disseminating news through its proprietary media to-mobile platform and the ability to boost ad revenue through its marketing-to-mobile platform. The company features local media content in all 210 DMAs and on every major U.S. carrier. Additionally, LSN Mobile gives advertisers extensive opportunities to reach mobile subscribers where and when they want to be reached. As one example, LSN Mobile sends more than 10 million permission-based SMS news alerts each month, each of which contains an advertiser position.

 

Consumers want their news anytime, anywhere, and LSN Mobile, with its local media-to-mobile platform, delivers with 200 million page views and 35 million unique visitors a month. 

Snapshot of Media Coverage:

LSN Mobile Debuts Local BlackBerry App
TV News Check
June 3, 2010

LSN Launches Local News Blackberry App
Broadcasting & Cable
June 3, 2010

LSN Mobile Announces BlackBerry® App for Local Mobile News; First Company to Offer More Than 250 Local TV Mobile Apps
FierceMobileContent
June 3, 2010

LSN Expands Apps to RIM Platform
Opus Research / Internet2Go
June 3, 2010

LSN Mobile Announces BlackBerry® App for Local Mobile News
AppMobilize
June 3, 2010

Magid Morning Facts™
June 3, 2010

LSN MOBILE ANNOUNCES BLACKBERRY® APP FOR LOCAL MOBILE NEWS
BB Bulletin
June 3, 2010

LSN Mobile Announces BlackBerry® App for Local Mobile News
AskBiography
June 3, 2010

LSN Mobile launches app for news on BlackBerry devices
NewscastStudio
June 3, 2010

LSN Mobile Debuts Local BlackBerry App
Mediapost
June 4, 2010

Around the Net In Media: LSN Mobile Debuts Local BlackBerry App
Celebrifi
June 4, 2010

LSN Mobile Debuts Local BlackBerry App
RadioTwit
June 4, 2010

Around the Net In Media: LSN Mobile Debuts Local BlackBerry App
MediaBrokerPro
June 4, 2010

Around the Net in Media: Media Futures
IPTV News
June 4, 2010

 

 
Local News for Android v1.0 Released Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 April 2010 10:53

The Android app "Local News" we built for our client LSN Mobile has been released to the public. Here's LSN Mobile's press release for it:

 

TVNewsCheck
LSN Mobile App Brings Local News to Android Users
April 15, 2010

 

LSN Mobile has introduced its "Local News, Weather and More" Android application that aggregates news and information from more than 250 local sites. Consumers can access local breaking news, video clips, weather, sports scores, school closings and more from LSN Mobile's network of local media which include ABC, NBCU-Telemundo, Cox Television, McGraw Hill, Raycom, Local TV and many more. The free app has debuted in Android Market among the top free news apps and is available by searching "Local News, Weather and More."

This is the first phase in LSN Mobile's delivery. In early May, it says it will begin delivering individual applications for each of its affiliates.

"With our Local News, Weather and More Android app, LSN Mobile is helping broadcasters bring relevant content that we know consumers want, right to their hands, anytime, anywhere," said Lee Durham, CEO of LSN Mobile. "Consumers may not always have time to watch a full newscast, but they do want to watch breaking news clips as well as receive highly geotargeted news and information, right to their mobile phones. As a result, both broadcasters and mobile advertisers benefit because they are able to reach consumers in new and more prolific ways."

Local News, Weather and More works using LSN Mobile's proprietary media-to-mobile platform that aggregates and delivers news and other content from numerous local media partners, offering their stations' branded Web site content. The application is downloaded to an Android phone which pulls preset news and content and updates real time.

LSN Mobile's Local News, Weather and More Android app includes the following features:

Features for broadcast affiliates and advertisers:

  • Style options for look and feel of local affiliates' sites.
  • Ability to add content through a Web call within the application. This way, when new features are added, the user does not have to download a new version each time.
  • Affiliate branding during the interstitial loading pages.

Features for consumers:
  • Ability for users to get news from across the entire U.S. and remember favorite sites.
  • Streaming video that can be played at any connection speed.
  • Slideshows with captions.
  • News that is time-stamped for up-to-date information.
  • Weather (including radar and severe weather warnings).
  • Sports (including scores and news for both professional and college sports).
  • Flight tracker.
  • Lottery information.
  • Horoscope information.
  • Movie show times.
  • Gas content.
  • News pages that allow previews by category.
  • News stories that can be browsed via "next" and "previous" buttons or swipping left/right.
 
iPhone SkyText v1.0 Released Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:00

Heynow Software announces the release their premier iPhone application “SkyText.” SkyText lets you type messages on your iPhone keyboard and display them in large text that scrolls across the iPhone’s screen. Getting the waiter's attention in a crowded restaurant, picking up your kids after the concert, communicating with your golf buddy across the fairway without yelling. These are just a few of the applications for SkyText.

 

SkyText is available now on the iTunes store.

 

 
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