Thomas Grapperon has just released SongKit , an AI-powered songbook app for iPhone and iPad.
With SongKit, the user can edit or display songs with chords for pianos or guitar-like instruments (guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, …). The app can generate chord voicings for these instruments with complete control. Tablatures are also supported for guitar-like instruments.
“I wasn’t satisfied with existing songbook apps. The layout is poor, and most of them were written years ago and are not exploiting modern iOS features” said Thomas Grapperon, the creator of the SongKit app. “I decided to sit down and design a whole new app with the future in mind. I wanted the device to take care of the tedious parts, freeing the user to focus on what truly matters.”
The app separates content and presentation and automatically generates bespoke-tailored layouts. The user has total control over the layout process and can also generate professional-looking full-vector PDFs.
Several machine-trained models are assisting the user in dull tasks. For example, the user can paste any text song from its web browser, and the app will identify lyrics, chords, and tabs automatically and create a SongKit file that can then be transposed in any key, tabs included.
Many other exciting features are being developed and will be released for free in the next app updates. For example, a model helping the user to understand its song structure and pick new chords is being trained right now.
SongKit is available in the iOS App Store, at $9.99 USD. This is an upfront paid app, without in-app purchases or subscription.
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About Thomas Grapperon
Thomas Grapperon has been an independent developer since 2010. He made the Chord!, an app that was downloaded millions of times on the App Store and the Play Store, and featured several times on the front pages of both platforms and on the main site apple.com.
He can be found on https://twitter.com/tgrapperon