Sunday, June 15, 2014
Audibly: Surround Sound for iPhones
Audibly is a new app that instantly turns multiple iPhones into a wireless surround sound system. Say you're hanging out with friends and want to play some music. We all know phone speakers can only do so much, and external speakers aren't always available. Enter Audibly. Simply select your songs, link up a bunch of iPhones, and sit back and enjoy the rich surround sound.
Audibly uses peer-to-peer Wi-Fi so it doesn't require an Internet connection on supported devices. But you can also opt to connect your devices over a Wi-Fi network. Other features include playlists, favorites, pitch control, and volume control across all devices.
Audibly was created at last year's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) by student scholarship recipients Nick Frey, Chris Galzerano, and Veeral Patel. The co-founders met at WWDC and had already created a working prototype by the end of the conference. They continued to fine-tune their idea over the following year while attending high school in separate states.