‘I Am T-Pain’ app gives me iPhone envy

24 09 2009

I’m suffering from iPhone envy. It’s been going on for some time now but peaked to an intolerable level yesterday upon watching The Ellen Degeneres Show. (I’m on maternity leave and have been sucked into daytime talk shows in lieu of being able to participate in regular adult conversations during the day).

Yesterday on Ellen, T-Pain made a surprise appearance to announce his new iPhone app – I Am T-Pain. Basically the app allows you to change the pitch of your voice so you sound like T-Pain when he sings using the Auto-Tune microphone in many of his songs. The app also comes with a few T-Pain songs you can sing along to. You can record yourself singing and then share your hits with your friends on Facebook, etc.

Yes a bit of frivolity but talk about fun. And also great marketing by T-Pain. Not only does he make money from the app (it retails for $2.99 on iTunes), but this is an easy way for him to get his songs shared across the social web because it’s a fun way for people to share a personalized version of those songs. That’s social marketing at its finest.

Now…how to convince my husband to get me an iPhone for Christmas…

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7 responses

24 09 2009
Kelly Rusk

I got bullied into buying it at a get together last week! It’s pretty hilarious, and you can record a song and email it to someone instantly, which is a nice feature.

You can use mine anytime!

24 09 2009
Nick Iannitti

I can’t STOP using it. I’ve already recorded the next club sensation.

http://iamtpain.smule.com/mysongs/track/11137

24 09 2009
Veronica Giggey

I knew you were watching Ellen!!! 🙂

24 09 2009
melgallant

lol – seriously though, i need to get me an iPhone…

28 09 2009
Simon Chen

lol – my brother sucked me into getting this a couple of weekends ago. It’s hilarious!

Will also recommend http://www.thebestcamera.com/ and of course Bump! http://www.bumptechnologies.com/

28 09 2009
melgallant

Simon – thanks for those links! i saw a bunch of you using the bump app at Girl Geek Dinner Ottawa. it’s all very geeky (but in a cool i wish i was one of you kinda way) 🙂

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