MobBase introduced today a new, free way for artists to build just one mobile app that connects with fans on any Internet-enabled screen, including iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, and Blackberrys.
MobBase is a favorite solution for artists to create, launch and manage their own, custom mobile applications. With MobBase, artists share music, photos, videos, tweets, news, information about shows, merchandise and other content with fans on-the-go.
"It's never been this easy, this fast or this inexpensive for an artist to have their own mobile app and connect with fans wherever they are and whatever screen they're using," said Charles Feinn, CEO and co-founder of MixMatchMusic, MobBase's developer.
Separate apps for different devices a challenge for artists
Feinn said the proliferation of systems and screens has been a challenge for artists. "It's been too difficult, too expensive and too time consuming to build separate apps for every device and every environment," he said. "The new MobBase app changes everything because artists can now build a single app to reach everyone."
Rebelution among artists with MobBase HTML5 apps
"A mobile app is one of the best ways for Rebelution to stay connected with our fans," said Eric Rachmany, vocalist and guitarist for Rebelution. "We use MobBase because we get an inexpensive app that looks and performs great, and works on iPhones, iPads, Androids and everything else our fans are carrying in their pockets or purses."
MobBase built on HTML5
The new build-it-once, publish-across-every-screen capability is made possible by HTML5, the newest version of the common language used for structuring and presenting content on the web. HTML5 apps are used by developers, including MobBase, to build applications for use on personal computers, tablets, smart phones and other devices.
A lot for free, even more for just $5
Artists can build, launch and manage their own MobBase app for no charge. It works on iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android (phones and tablets), Blackberrys and any other mobile device that supports HTML5. For just $5 to activate and $5 a month, artists can get a custom mobile app and feature unlimited videos, songs and other content.
MobBase a favorite of artists, labels and concert venues
More than 500 artists, record labels and concert venues have launched their own MobBase apps, including Tila Tequila, Pepper, Parkway Drive, 9:30 Club, Rebelution, Jump Smokers, John McLaughlin, Iration, the Jacka, Zion I, and Paul Thorn.
"MobBase has been so popular with artists because it makes it so easy and inexpensive to connect and engage with fans," said Feinn. "The new build-it- once and publish-it-everywhere capability, and no-charge option, are sure to make it the first choice of even more artists."
MobBase featured in Mozilla Marketplace
MobBase is one of the featured partners for the forthcoming Mozilla Marketplace, an app store for cross-platform HTML5 apps that aims to connect the ecosystem of HTML5 developers with the tens of millions of Firefox browser users. Hundreds of MobBase apps will be available in the Mozilla Marketplace in the coming months.
MobBase is built by MixMatchMusic, a technology company founded to serve the needs of millions of musicians. Its products and services help musicians connect with fans to convert casual music fans into loyal fans, and loyal fans into paying customers. MixMatchMusic is based in Silicon Valley and is angel-backed. More information is available at www.mobbase.com.