Gesture-based music app Listen re-released for iOS 7

MacPaw’s music app Listen has been re-released on iPhone with iOS 7 support, bringing a new look to the gesture-based music player, as well as Airplay support. The app looks to help users enjoy the music on their iPhones without constantly looking at the app, but while still retaining full control over the music that’s playing.

Listen relies on swipes and taps to play and change songs, rather than requiring users to tap on buttons for different artists, albums or individual songs. Swiping down on the screen offers a full menu allowing for browsing music based on a variety of factors – top rated songs, newly added, recently played, ‘top 25 most played’ and even music videos – but from there, users can navigate the rest of the app, in theory, while rarely actually looking at their device.

Swiping left or right on the screen changes the currently playing track, while tapping toggles ‘play’ and ‘pause.’ Swiping up adds the track to a ‘favorites’ playlist, while swiping to one of the top corners activates Airplay, or song sharing to Facebook, email, Twitter or text.

Listen offers a few customizations, including the ability to disable the iPhone’s auto-lock functionality while listening to music, and the ability to feature playlists at the front of the phone’s music library.

Listen is now available to download for free on iPhone. Check back soon to follow the app on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.

[H/T The Next Web]

Publish date: December 27, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT