Afterglow - Barbershop Tags
By Jon Baker
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Ever wanted to expand your repertoire of barbershop tags? Got favorite tags that you want to teach others? Afterglow is your new companion app for singing barbershop tags!
Powered by the barbershoptags.com API, Afterglow gives you access to over 1,400 user submitted tags! Plus, the app updates itself every hour so you always have the most recent and top rated tags at your fingertips.
Features include, but not limited to:
-- Access to over 1,400 user submitted barbershop tags courtesy of barbershoptags.com
-- Ability to view sheet music for a tag (*)
-- Learning track recordings for individual parts (*)
-- Add a tag as a favorite so you never have to search for it again
(*) - Only if available
What's New in Version 1.1.1
Fixes crash in 1.1.0 due to erroneous API data. This update is strongly recommended.
Great app, BUT ...
This is a well thought out app ... has different ways to locate tags, including Recently opened, Top Rated, Search, and a Favorites that you can control. Five stars for that. Also, the player is dependable, and when viewing a music spot it automatically goes into Landscape mode, and stays there until you close it. Awesome. Five stars for that. It apparently updates automatically ... great.
What it lacks is a L to R slider for the channel balance.
The reason that's important is because most of the learning tracks for the parts are recorded with the part on one channel (usually the Right Channel, but not always) and the other 3 parts on the other (usually Left Channel). Without being able to slide to that channel you cant hear the part .. and the result is all the part recording sound alike, and you can't hear what the part is.
So that renders most of the the learning tracks for the parts worthless. And cuts the usefulness of the app in about half.
But that is the only thing that keeps this from being a world-class app. Add that feature, and it's a bonafide 5-star all the way. Hope you'll do that.
Good job so far, and thanks for a Tag app that really works.
Big Holes in Database
Great app, but since it goes to the Internet whenever you do a search why can't I find some tags that others standing right next to me can find? Perplexed....same model phone, same software version, same everything. Except same search returns different results. Weird. Other that that, awesome app.
This is really useful if you're getting tired of tags that you've sung for a long time :) and it is also is convenient on the go if you don't have someone who knows a tag or if you don't have any sheet music.