[prMac.com] Surry Hills, Australia – Rocky Desk Creations today announced the release of the latest version of its social playlist app, GroovePond. GroovePond lets a group of friends add their own music from their individual iPhone music libraries or Spotify to a shared playlist. All music is added to a shared playlist and plays from the host’s iPhone.
GroovePond 2.0 has undergone an extensive redesign, and introduces lots of new features & improvements over the original GroovePond.
Full Spotify & iPhone music library support:
Each guest can add music from their own device or Spotify to the shared pond playlist. All music plays through the host’s device, which is connected to a dock, speakers, or an AirPlay(R) device. To access Spotify music, only the host requires a premium Spotify account. Guests can optionally log into their own Spotify accounts to access their playlists, and star items directly from GroovePond.
Redesigned User Experience:
To create or join a nearby pond now just takes just one tap from the home screen. To avoid gate crashers, only devices physically nearby can join the pond.
GroovePond now allows users to choose their favourite app colour theme. Four colour themes are included.
No WiFi Required:
GroovePond utilizes the fastest available method of communicating with other devices; WiFi, Bluetooth or cellular. The app will automatically switch between networks to ensure the music doesn’t stop.
In addition to requesting their own music, guests can vote up songs requested by others to hear them sooner, or vote to skip the current song. The host remains in complete control at all times, with the ability to control playback directly, skip songs and re-arrange the playlist.
A lite, ad-supported version of GroovePond 2.0 is now available on the App Store, and is limited to two guests connecting via WiFi. An in-app purchase ($1.99) enables users to upgrade to the full version of GroovePond, allowing up to twenty guests to join a pond, and provides access to all the Pro features including Spotify, colour themes and more.
To request a free promo link to unlock GroovePond Pro for the purposes of a review, or for more information, please contact email@example.com
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.1 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 18.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GroovePond – Social Playlist 18.104.22.168 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.GroovePond 22.214.171.124
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Rocky Desk Creations was founded in 2011 in Sydney, Australia by Dermot O Sullivan. GroovePond 2.0 is the second release by the company, with several other apps currently in development and scheduled for release later this year. Copyright (C) 2013 Rocky Desk Creations. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.