Jam, the iPhone app designed by Shepparton brothers Joe and Sam Russell, is now the No.1 downloaded musical app in 26 countries.JOHN LEWIS January 19, 2013 4:25am
Shepparton’s Russell brothers are still riding the crest of a digital music wave as their Jam for iPhone app continues to hit the No.
Joe Russell said the app, launched on Monday, was yesterday the No.
The app had also reached the No.
The Jam for iPhone app creates musical backing from a selection of genres to any tune sung into an iPhone.
Designed by Sam and Joe Russell’s Melbourne-based Dreamwalk Interactive company, Joe said the app had instant appeal, allowing anyone to sound like a rock star.
He said many of the music patterns were recorded by themselves in home studios.
Mr Russell said he and his brother were ‘‘really excited and really stressed’’ as the number of downloads continued to rise at the rate of about 2000 an hour.
‘‘Watching the stats tick over is mesmerising,’’ he said.
‘‘Feedback from some users say it’s the best app ever. Others hate it because it crashes.’’
Mr Russell said technicians had been scrambling to upgrade internet servers to cope with demand. He said by Tuesday night, demand had increased to the point where eight extra servers had to be used to handle downloads.
Mr Russell said the app took a team of eight technicians six months and ‘‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’’ to develop.
‘‘It’s early days, but we’re watching feedback and concentrating on upgrades,’’ he said.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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