Is there an itch that the iPhone app store cannot scratch? Looking for the music from Raising Arizona, I went off on a Google fugue that led me to this gem of an app: U 2 can Yodel.
The app takes you through a detailed yodeling tutorial, including a record-and-playback feature, then on to a “yodeloke” where you can sing along with a professional yodeler, and a free-style section.
The app is highly usable and very engaging, largely thanks to the charming animated backdrops and easter eggs (well, egg).
Yodeling is supplied by Kerry Christensen, Master Yodeller (who has a CD by the same name). I’m not an expert on yodeling, but boy, he sure can yodel.
There has to be a fascinating back-story to this app, particularly since it is free – the production values are so high that this must either be:
- a “free for a while” app – until yodeling becomes a world-wide craze and they can charge mad bank for it;
- secretly financed by a Swiss yodeling / illuminati cabal intent on world domination via yodel-mediated sonic mind control.
Don’t be disappointed that it isn’t Bono in leiderhosen yodeling – this is even better.
Tested on: iPhone 3Gs || Price: Free.
Rating: it’s yo-de-lo-dee-yo-dee-lo-de-licious! Recommended.
ps: the owner is listed as http://playvisions.com – who don’t mention it on their site, but who do have awesome toys. The developers are www.substantial.com, who clearly know how to make an app engaging – one to watch out for.
Bonus yodel video feat. Kerry Christiensen: