UberHype for Hype Machine

UberHype for Hype Machine

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Ease of use
  • User-friendly interface
  • Reliable sources
  • Streaming works great
Cons
  • Basically emerging artist
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Discover trendy music"

Reviewed by / Mar 22, 2012

uberHype is the official Android app of the web service "The Hype Machine"

"The Hype Machine" is a web service which try to help users to discover music worth listening to. It keeps track of what music bloggers write about and then present what they discuss for easy analysis, consumption and discovery. uberHype is the Android app of this service.

First time you launch it, it asks you to sign up or login with your "The Hype Machine" account (in case you already have one). Anyway, you can use the app as a guest, so there's no need to sign up. However, you'll make the most of it if you register. Since then, the app is quite simple: three top tabs that divides music by "Popular" and "Latest". "My Profile" tab is only accessible if you're logged in. From there you can share music, follow users, see the music you liked (your favs), your friends favs, etc. What's more, a bottom bar divides music in three tabs: "songs", "artists" and "twitter". The latter is the selection taken from Twitter. Anyway, you can share full tracks by Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other social networks.

If you're fed up of listening to always the same music, uberHype is a great music discovery tool. Recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
UberHype is a "Social Music Discovery" application for The Hype Machine Music platform. It provides a unique way to discover new and popular music being 'blogged' all around the world and stream it directly to your android devices. From indie genre to electronica, the UberHype app will help you find anything and everything that will tingle your musical taste buds. All the music here is tracked and aggregated by The Hype Machine platform whose goal is to empower independent voices that write about music.

** PRESS **

Lifehacker
http://lifehacker.com/5984978/uberhype-for-android-puts-great-new-music-on-your-phone-anywhere-you-are

Exclusive Review by PCMAG (Rated 4/5): http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410919,00.asp

Featured in PCMAG's TOP Android Apps for 2012. Check the "Music and Video" section:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395053,00.asp

Exclusive Review by TheAppTimes: http://theapptimes.com/uberhype-android-app-review/

Features:

- Music Discovery and On-Demand streaming
- Popular Tracks - The most popular artists, searches and blogs on the internet right now.
- Latest Tracks - What's going on right now in the blogosphere
- Twitter Tracks - Interactive music chart of songs posted on Twitter.
- Browse tracks published by Blogs
- Browse tracks by Artist e.g. Kings of Leon
- Media Player functionality
- Last.fm Integration to Scrobble Hype Machine tracks
- Browse Popular Tags or Genres of the Week
- Continuous Playback mode
- Read original Blog Post
- Keyword Search - By Artist / Song / Blog
- Create user account on Hype Machine
- Browse tracks Favorited by friends on Hype Machine
- Ability to Favorite tracks and listen to them anytime.
- Share full tracks on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Email etc.
- Subscribe or Follow an "Artist". New tracks by this artist will be automatically be added to "My Subscriptions"
- Subscribe or Follow a "Blog". New tracks released on this blog will be automatically be added to "My Subscriptions"
- Ability to move application to SDCard

** Optional: Create FREE user account on The Hype Machine (http://hypem.com). With a free user account you can favorite searches, tracks, music blogs and other Hype Machine users by clicking on the heart icons.

App Website: http://app.net/uberhype

Like us on Facebook http://facebook.com/uberhypeapp or follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/uberhypeapp to stay up to date with the latest UberHype news.

In case you see issues or want to request new features please email us at uberhype@dirtywaterlabs.com

Developed by: Dirty Water Labs (http://twitter.com/dirtywaterlabs)

Press Quotes:

"In short, Uberhype is a beautifully executed app, and existing Hype Machine users or not, it should get Android-using music-obsessives more than a little excited. It’s a free download" - The Next Web

"Por otro lado tenemos pestañas también para populares, donde aparecerán temas que mucha gente tiene marcados como favoritos. Si pasamos a la pestaña de recientes, encontraremos por un lado las publica .." - El Androide Libre

"UberHype retains all of the social infrastructure that helped propel HypeM’s ascent to Webby Award stardom circa 2008. This includes the ability to share your “loved” songs across all your social" - Beantown Boogiedown

Tags: hype machine, blogs, zeitgeist, hype, scrape, music, streaming, on-demand, tunes

Previous version:

v1.2
- Shuffle your favorite songs by shaking your phone
- Correctly saving listening history to hypem.com
- Fixed keyboard issue on Login screen
- Bug fixes

v.1.0.9
- Handle headphones
- Handle incoming phone-call

v1.0.7
- Last.fm Integration to Scrobble Hype Machine tracks
- Browse Popular Tags or Genres of the Week

v1.0.5
- Setting to Filter out Remixes

v1.0.4
- Correctly updating listening history on hypem.com
- All subscribed music will be added to "My Subscriptions" tab

v1.0.3
- Fixes for ICS or Android 4.0
- Browse & listen to weekly "ALBUM PREMIERE"
- Automatically publish to Facebook and Twitter

Recently changed in this version

- Fixed force close issue on Android KitKat
- Added additional security fixes
- Fixed pagination issue for keyword tags

Previous Version v1.3
- Removed Shake to Shuffle. Added button for shuffling favorites
- Fixed Headset on/off issue
- Fixed issues with handling incoming/outgoing phone calls
- Improved overall stability
- Improved text entry for login screen on large screen sizes

NOTE: We are asking "OUTGOING_PHONE_CALL" permission only to pause your music on outgoing calls


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Comments and ratings for UberHype for Hype Machine
  • (67)

    by Dmitriy Alexeev on 23/06/2014

    Although it provides some basic functionality superior to simply opening the website in the browser, the amount of bugs, crashes and general unusability does not make up for it. To list a few: song loading takes forever and does not work at all sometimes despite good internet connection. Constant freezing and error messages, even when the app continues to work. The ui is terrible, needs a refresh

  • (67)

    by Chaitanya Nettem on 19/06/2014

    Does what it says : shows new music from blogs. But there could be major usability improvements. One of the biggest problems is that you can often not see which song is playing. That sucks when you love the song that is playing.

  • (67)

    by Prashant Sharma on 18/06/2014

    Love it.

  • (67)

    by Brett Johnson on 17/06/2014

    Like your loved songs. Well you can't have all of them. Popular list too big? Don't worry this app seems to only have 12 at the most or maybe its just my phone.

  • (67)

    by Mike Chuang on 17/06/2014

    Can't quit the app. Can't seek within a song to skip boring parts. Otherwise it works.

  • (67)

    by Josh Tal on 13/06/2014

    Great streaming on my Nexus 4. Great quality and speed. Two issues: The play, pause, next song, buttons are too small, and I end up agitated after I have to repeatedly tap my finger to get to the next song. The other issue is that I wish it had access to the new HypeM playlists, but that might be asking for too much. Similarly, I would love it if you had the play, pause buttons in the dropdown, ne

  • (67)

    by Peter Lyu on 12/06/2014

    App starts playing music on its own even after its paused or stopped. Also there still isn't any lock screen widget or ability to change songs from the lock screen or S view.