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January 30, 2012
NAMM 2012: Tiggzi lets musicians build their own mobile apps
We visited the Tiggzi booth at the NAMM Show last week to check out the company’s new customizable mobile app builder for musicians.
Tiggzi provides a free online template that lets artists build their very own mobile app to share with their fans. Cool, right? Dave Schoenbach, VP of Product Management for Exadel, the software company behind Tiggzi, walked us through a typical setup online. We, and the musician friends we were with that day, came away impressed.
The Tiggzi wizard is clean and easy to use–and users don’t need to know a thing about code to use it. With just a few clicks an artist can quickly and easily build a simple but fully featured, tab-based mobile app that’s all about them. They can pull in their bio, songs, videos, pictures and updates from Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, blogs or any other RSS feeds. The app also lets artists sell merchandise and show tickets. Advanced users can dig deeper into the full-featured Tiggzi editor to further customize the app to edit tab headings, change colors or add unique features for fans or band members (there is a monthly fee for the advanced features).
Artists can upload the app to any mobile app store. They can give it away for free or sell it online.
We’d never really thought of having our very own personal app but we really like the idea. Imagine the possibilities of having your own app if you have something to sell, promote or share. A Tiggzi mobile app is like a mashup of your favorite band’s Website and social media pages all in one compact package on your mobile phone. We like the instant connection an app provides, versus having to call up a Web page or log in to a social site to access your favorite band. It’s just convenient. It’s also smart–a mobile marketing strategy is essential for anyone serious about doing business these days.
The basic version is free and there’s nothing to download or install. There’s a standard edition for multiple app projects that costs $15 per month and a Pro edition that lets users create an unlimited number of apps for $50 per month. More information about Tiggzi for Musicians is available here.
You don’t have to be a musician to use Tiggzi, by the way. Anyone can build their own app using the regular Tiggzi mobile app builder. Visit http://www.tiggzi.com for details.