New York, New York – Appothecary, creator of popular iPhone app Classics, precursor to iBooks, today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Stereo, its new alternative, Graphical iTunes for Mac OS X. Stereo features an experience reminiscent of a vinyl record collection, while maintaining utmost importance on functionality. It’s designed to enable much greater felt freedom in choosing music. Users can browse music nonlinearly to find what they want instantly and effortlessly.
“So many times I would want to listen to music, but found it a chore to scroll through Apple’s app,” explained Andrew Kazmierski, founder of Appothecary. “Stereo is a little like a reinvention of the jukebox, or the digital equivalent of thumbing through a vinyl record collection. Music choices become a fun thing. Stereo was made for love of the practical in service of the intuitive.”
Developer Andrew Kazmierski worked with Phill Ryu to create iPhone pioneer “Classics” in 2008. Classics topped the charts at #4, accrued over 1.5 million downloads, was featured in Apple’s TV ads, and led to Apple’s creation of “iBooks” with its realistic visual bookcase & tactile page turns. On the Mac, Kazmierski also played a key role in the 2004 development of award-winning “Delicious Library.” Stereo represents Kazmierski’s return to software, inspired by rare extremes of the mind and passion for innovation, on top of past success.
* Requires Mac OS 10.9 or later
* 1.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Stereo (v0.2) is offered at the special introductory price of $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Music category. Please visit the Stereo website to see the graphical user interface in action. If you are interested in a copy of the app for evaluation or review purposes, please reply to this from your work email, and by all means, let us know if you write about our stuff.
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