Friday, January 23, 2009

Smulerbowl Lighter Update

The Super Bowl is coming, but the Smulerbowl has already begun! Yesterday the latest Sonic Lighter update came out with yet another wonderful map to bring you the latest polls from around the globe of who people are voting for in the Superbowl...Smule-Style though of course. It seems that the Steelers are much more popular worldwide, because who ever heard of the Cardinals? Well that may be a little harsh, I mean it might just be due to the fact that we already offered a red flame for the Election 08 edition of Lighter, even though the flames are slightly different.
So who will it be? The Steelers who have already made numerous appearances at the Super Bowl, or the Cardinals who are currently the Smulean underdog? Or maybe you just plain don't give a hoot and that is awwwwwwright!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Using the Sonic Lighter as a Geo Paintbrush

Cool News from Smule HQ!
The Sonic Lighter is now being used as a paintbrush with the entire earth as its canvas. This is really cool stuff! With the latest update to the Sonic Lighter Light Map (the Google Maps version of the global light map available in the Sonic Lighter app) you can now create a live archived link to the Light Map as you see it. We have also developed a forum dedicated to the Sonic Lighter, where you can share your Lighter Map Art.

Here are some examples of a creative Smuler from Pasadena, and My Tag in Palo Alto.

Smiley Face from Pasadena

Holiday Greeting from Pasadena

Smule Tag in Palo Alto

In keeping with the tradition started by the guy in Pasadena I am including a screen shot of how long it took to make the "Smule" in PA.

The Time it Took

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contest Results, Extension, and T-Shirts for All Participants

It's been a crazy past couple of days! The Contest winners were announced, the contest was extended, and we are working on sending T-shirts to everyone who entered! All in an effort to make this world a bit more Smulean ... whatever that may be!

First off, a HUGE thank you and congratulations to everyone who has entered the contest up to this point! You guys have done some wonderfully creative things and we decided to extend the contest to see if we can uncover even more creativity in the Ocarina community!

Second, the new contest deadline is Friday, February 13th, and the last 5 winners will be announced on the following Monday, February 16th on my weekly Ustream Broadcast.

So without further adieu, here are the results thus far.

Please visit the Contest Website for a more in depth look (and witty comments) at the contest standings.

10 Winners Thus Far

Monkey Head by laughtech

Hot N Cold by davidchoimusic

Oh Shenandoah by hrdrockgrrl

Music of the Night with your Nose by goddesslynz

Good Sleep, Fast Sleep by Degravia

Whistle Stop by BlakeCarlileITM

Sadness and Sorrow by vladtepesdrac

Greetings from Hungary! by hunocarina

Song of Storms by Watemon

Carol of the Bells by AliHandal

Monday, January 12, 2009

Live Broadcast tonight! Contest winners announced!

Hey all. Please join for the live broadcast tonight! We will be announcing the Contest results, talking about macworld, and much much more! There will be a special guest, and it may even be a bit controversial. oh my!

Smule Live Broadcast

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The "This Contest Blows" Contest One Week Left!

In light of there only being One more week to submit videos for the "This Contest Blows" Contest, I am featuring some of my personal favorites here.

A huge thank you to David Choi for making us this great video and a few others too! Very well done David!

A somewhat bizarre Music Video made using the Ocarina as the instrument of choice on the soundtrack. And by somewhat bizarre I mean awesome!

A very unique way of putting a crying baby to sleep and some great animation to boot!

A Jazzy Ocarina rendition of "White Christmas"