We’ve told you before about JoyTunes and their awesome software that seamlessly teaches people how to play the piano, and it seems we are not the only ones to like the app, as the JoyTunes iPad app has become the most popular on the US appstore. Eight months after its launch, Piano Mania is teaching beginners throughout the world the basics of playing the piano.
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JoyTunes was founded in 2011, by two brothers, Yigal (a musician) and Yuval (a computer programmer) Kaminka. Alongside CTO Roey Izkovsky, they have developed software that “listens” to someone playing the piano and is able to detect whether or not they hit the right ky. Then, they combined this technology with old-school style platform games, which the player controls through music. The result is a fun way to teach people to play the piano, rewarding them when they play the right tune, so they are encouraged to improved.
Piano Mania had a tough category to conquer, battling such big names as PBS Kids and Luminosity. However, not only did the app (available exclusively for iPad) top them all, it also achieved great rankings on the Canadian, Russian Norwegian and other App Stores. JoyTunes say their app is being used by at least 10,000 piano teachers worldwide.
Alongside Piano Mania (which is free to download, but entails a $10 monthly subscription), the company also offers Piano Dust Buster, which is geared more towards fun introduction to Piano. In addition, some of the company’s products are available for free for the PC.
JoyTunes operates out of Tel Aviv and has raised a total of $2 million to date.
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