Posted 02/03/2014 at 10:09 AM
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Rap Genius, the company that recently got into hot water with Google; the same company behind the crowdsourced song lyric annotation and discussion website of the same name, has launched its first app for iOS devices, called Genius.
If you want to learn more about the music you listen to, Genius is the solution. Through the app, you will be able to browse through the extensive Rap Genius database of songs, poetry and news data, as well as being able to get lyrics and information for any song in your iTunes library. Genius allows for playback of tracks while displaying lyrics on the page, using music recognition software, called Genius Recognition Technology, to identify which song you are listening to, bringing up the lyrics.
And don’t let the name of the developer put you off – this app is not purely focused on providing lyrical breakdowns and explanations of rap lyrics; the Rap Genius database features music from all genres.
Rap Genius is calling Genius “your pocket guide to human culture” and hope for the app to be central to the company’s empire going forward.
“This is the true launch of Rap Genius,” said Rap Genius co-founder Tom Lehman. “Right now, more than half of our traffic comes from mobile devices. Soon, it will be 100% – In 1,000 years, when the aliens land, ‘Rap Genius’ will literally mean ‘that dope iPhone app’. This app has long been our users’ most-requested feature, and we’re pumped to finally deliver.”
Rap Genius acknowledges that the app has been a long time coming, but despite having to wait, fans of the website will no doubt be happy to have a native app and instant access to lyrics. As of now, there is no word on when an Android app will be released; however, with the company looking for 100 per cent of traffic to come from mobile, one imagines a Google Play offering will not be too far away.
Download the app from the App Store here free.