Listen to your tune together. À deux, à plusieurs – at the same time. And wherever you are.
dö connects you with your loved ones through music. As an iMessage extension, dö lets you share songs from your Apple Music library with the people you like and love in real–time.
Select a song from Apple Music, send it to your partner(s), listen together when all of you are ready.
dö is an iMessage extension for two or more people. Select your favorite Apple Music tune and send it to the other recipients inside an iMessage. The other recipients can join and listen with you to your tune at the same time.
dö is not another radio–like application because it requires all participants to actively take part. All of you can see if the others are participating which creates an intimate closeness in a more and more noncommittal world.
Touch your screen, and listen to your tune together in real-time.
dö allows exact time-synchronous streaming of the same song between two or more iDevices which are spatially separated from each other.
Here is how it works: After the listening–invitation is sent, all recipients have to touch their screens continuously to make the music play. Thus, the acoustic experience is emotionally enhanced by a shared haptic dimension. If one of the recipients releases the touchscreen, the playback is paused, but it can be resumed by re-touching the screen.
While listening, each participant can see the position of the other participants' fingers on the screen represented by circles. These circles have to touch or overlap each other in order to make the music play. This gives you the feeling of actually touching the others' fingers and you are even able to dance together to your favorite beats.
Be close, even if you are far apart from each other.
With its intimate interaction dö aims for bridging physical distances with a digital service. While the world becomes smaller and smaller through digitalization, the social gaps are becoming larger and larger because many of the emerging networks rely on just audiovisual media and time–delayed consumption of the same content. When you share a tune with someone, how might you know if or when the other one actually listens to it?
dö is a step in the direction of digital experiences shared in real–time with immediate feedback. In addition it brings a new haptic dimension into play that enhances audiovisual consumption.
November 2016: Nachwuchspreis Neue Medien
November 2015: New Music Business Model Award, Berlin
dö is compatible with these iDevices:
iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro 12,9", iPad Pro 9,7", iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4. Generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch 6. Generation.
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