The BeatBlaster iPad app has been updated recently, to Version 2.0. As the version number would suggest, it’s a fairly major update – with some notable subtractions as well as new features and improvements.
Might as well get the bad news out of the way first. The app no longer supports iOS 5 – so original iPad users get a tough break here. Lyrics have also been removed from the app, for unspecified reasons.
On the good news front, there are a handful of very nice new features, including the ability to record radio, new skins to style your BeatBlaster, and iTunes Match support. Here’s the full list of new features and improvements:
- You can now record your favourite radio on tapes
- Skin your BeatBlaster to match your style
- New alarm clock and timer
- iTunes Match support
- Now playing playlist
- New way to browse radios
- A new radio discover section
- Improved radio list
- Similar radios
- Re-written iPod access layer for faster loading
- Scroll the letter indicator to browse your library faster
- Updated turntable spinning for a smoother experience
- Better social sharing
I did a review of The BeatBlaster last year, and I thought it was an impressive, fun app. I still do, and it’s good to see the app continuing to get substantial updates.
Here’s an App Store link for The BeatBlaster; it’s priced at $1.99.