Monday, July 23, 2012
Award-Winning Apps By 955 Dreams
Years ago, Kiran Bellubbi helped develop India's first handheld computer and the first apps for the Palm. In 2010, he founded 955 Dreams, the Mountain View, California-based company that brought music lovers the Band of the Day app. The runner-up for Apple's 2011 App of the Year, Band of the Day features a new music act daily, complete with artist bios, music videos, band buzz, and entire song streams.
Independent musician Kishi Bashi, who had been showcased on Band of the Day, says the app helped him grow his fan base, release an album, and go on tour with The Barr Brothers and Of Montreal.
Band of the Day, which was built especially for mobile, is, according to Bellubbi, “the world's first daily music magazine native to iOS.” 955 Dreams has also released two other music-related apps: The History of Jazz, an interactive timeline of jazz's history, and On the Way to Woodstock, which pays homage to the Woodstock generation.