Mobile messaging company Tango has announced the launch of its new standalone app on iOS and Android devices: Tango Music Pix. Developed by its Tango Labs group, the app focuses on music video storytelling, as users can import images and create slideshows alongside music from a catalog of over three million songs (powered by Rumblefish). Once created, users can share their videos with friends or the world on Tango and popular social media platforms.
With Tango Music Pix, users create 30-second projects containing up to 10 images each (chosen images will loop to fill any remaining time in the video). After choosing their images from their camera roll, users can search the app’s music database for a song that fits those images. In addition to manual search, users can browse songs categorized by various key words, like “high energy” or “affectionate,” as examples.
After choosing a song, users give the project a title and are ready to share the “Music Pix” with other users on their Tango News Feed, or via 1-on-1 or group chat within the app. Users can also share projects to Facebook and Twitter, or through email and text. A link is also provided for sharing in other ways. The app stores all created projects, allowing users to share or watch them again at a later time.
“We’re excited to roll out Music Pix and allow our members to create their own 30-second shareable memory that they can easily bring into their conversations,” said Chi-Chao Chang, vice president of strategy at Tango, in a statement. “We’re expanding our ecosystem and mobile app offerings. Music Pix is an example of that as a stand-alone app that integrates into Tango, while giving people new ways to share rich content.”
Tango Music Pix is available to download for free on Google Play, and will release on the iTunes App Store this week. The app is similar to other slideshow creation platforms, like Flipagram.