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busily hacking out Android apps... You can contact me at
Have a look at my latest creation:
Solo is Android's most popular virtual guitar. It provides you with a fun and easy to play guitar that you can take anywhere with your Android powered mobile phone. It is a great tool for seasoned musicians and beginners alike - whether you want to quickly try out a new idea when song writing, or just jam along with your mates, Solo will provide you with hours of entertainment.
- Solo features a variety of different guitars, including classical, acoustic and electric guitars. Each guitar produces its own authentic sound, as close as you will get to playing the real thing
- The app has a huge integrated chord library with more than 380 unique chords. It displays finger positions for the chords in natural, flat or sharp configurations. This can be used as a reference when playing a real guitar (it also plays a sample of what each chord should sound like), and to customize your chord layout visible on the main screen. Chord layouts can be saved and loaded for future use.
- Load and save chord layouts for your favorite songs.
- Play along with music from your phone! Solo will search your phone for music tracks and allow you to play along with the selected track playing in the background.
- Lyric overlays allow you to search the web for lyrics and chords for almost any song, and displays the lyrics as a semi-transparent overlay on top of the guitar. This is a great way to learn how to play new songs.
- Solo supports multi touch for phones running Android 2.0 or higher, making strumming and chord changing even easier.
- A variety of interface tweaks are supported, allowing you to customize the app to a playing style that best suits you.
- Solo is updated regularly, with many new features added since it originally came to Google Play.
Even Eric Clapton likes to rock out to the tunes of Solo. See this T-Mobile advert for the Fender MyTouch 3G phone, which comes preloaded with a special edition of Solo:
"We love it!"Don't just take my word for it, there are thousands of users around the world who love Solo:
- Solo was a prize winner in Google's Android Developers Challenge 2 - one of the top 3 entertainment apps
- T-Mobile US has a special version of Solo preloaded on their Fender edition MyTouch 3G
- Solo is part of the T-Mobile App Pack for must have Android apps
- It has long been a favorite in Google Play Store, and ranked in the Top Apps for both free (Solo Lite) and paid apps in the Entertainment category
"Sounds great! Where can I get it?"
The easiest way to get Solo is from the Play Store. Solo Lite, the free version, is available in most countries where Android phones are available. The full version is available for £2.50 in countries that support paid apps.