Groove Downloaded 82,000 Times in First 24 Hours After Going Free
Montreal, Canada – Zikera Inc. announces Groove 2.3. The Montreal-made music app, has just topped the music app charts for iOS in over 20 countries including France, Japan, and South Korea, with over 85,000 downloads in 24 hours while continuing to increase. With over 1 million downloads and rave reviews in the iTunes App Store, Groove is now the most popular music app for Canadian iPad users.
Groove is a smart music player that learns from users’ listening habits to predict which music they would like to hear at any given moment, made accessible within one flick of the finger. Groove’s rapid ascendancy comes after launching the flagship social feature “Groove with Friends” on its premium app, previously $3.99 USD, now made permanently free for all users.
Hoping to put an end to arguments over what music to play when listening with company, Groove with Friends combines two friend’s tastes to create playlists with mutually compatible music. “The inspiration for Groove with Friends came after a cross-country roadtrip where my buddies and I spent more time debating what to play than actually listening to music. Now, the only time my friends talk about the music is to remind me how much they like it”, explains Bruno Sylvain, the company’s co-founder. Groove’s smart engine picks songs to satisfy even the most musically-divergent duo.
In contrast to competitors like Pandora, Spotify and Rdio which emphasize discovering new bands, Groove revolutionizes the way users experience the music they already own and love in an intuitive and socially-engaging way. Groove’s aims to become the go-to app for music lovers.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 20.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Groove 2.3 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category.
Zikera Inc. started Groove in 2009 and is currently participating in the Canadian startup accelerator program FounderFuel. The company’s ultimate goal is to provide the best music experience to music lovers all over the world. Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Zikera. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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