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.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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