San Francisco, California – Leading iPad developer xhumans announced plans today to donate 1000 copies of their hit application “The Orchestra” to music schools, conservatories, and music educators across the USA. This is one of the largest charitable applciation giveaways ever undertaken. The California based company said it will give 1000 copies – including free updates – to these organizations free of charge and restrictions. They are also providing these groups with free 24/7 service for the award winning app.
“Increasingly, we see opportunities to use our apps to solve challenges to the music community,” said Veronika Carrera, head of the software company’s retail operations.
xhumans has partnered with several instrument makers, music teachers and nonprofit classical music groups on this initiative. The Classical Music World Center, the Note for Note training group, and the Department of Musical Education all enthusiastically backed the effort.
“No one developer can solve this alone,” leading New York musicologist Dr Hermann Jones said.
The announcement comes as xhumasn continues its efforts to expand from the games and entertainment markets which are saturated into the educational space. It has scouted categories in music, productivity and utilities as new growth centers.
“Many iPad consumers lack access to useful applications at affordable prices”, and Carrera said that makes them a prime market for xhumans efforts. You find this increased paradox in the App Store where those who have the most need have the least access,” she said in an interview.
Other developers have also identified application donation as a central issue.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 40.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Orchestra 1.0 is only $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
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