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#1 racht33

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 07:22 AM

I was informed about a wedding DJ App for I phone . and have been reading amazing reviews on it. unfortunately, my FI and I have droid devices. Would anyone know of a similar app for the droid phone? Or we possibly may just need to invest in an Ipod for the wedding,. It will be far less then the resort DJ @300 an hour.  Any feedback on the app would be helpful too. :) Thank you!!


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#2 pjay

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 07:24 AM

I have a droid too, but couldn't find anything comparable. I have an iPad so I think i'm going to load it up with music and download the wedding DJ app on there. We also aren't investing in a DJ either so I think it's the best option for us. 


 

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#3 racht33

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:07 AM

man.. we may need to just invest in an one. Or see if one of our friends can loan us one for the day. @perianjay  you;; have to tell me how it goes with the app :)!!


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#4 pjay

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 09:30 AM

@racht33 Yea, maybe see if one of your friends have one! :) I will for sure let you know how it goes :)


 

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#5 TinkerSofi

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 10:11 AM

I got the app for iphone because that's what I have. Maybe try finding a used ipad or borrowing one from someone :). Another idea is trying to get an ipod. They're not as expensive and i'm sure you can find used ones :)

 

I've got my playlists made but haven't had a chance to put them in my phone and trying the app out. I can let you know how it goes and whether it's worth going through the trouble of getting an ipad or an ipod. 



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#6 racht33

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 10:21 AM

@TinkerSofi yes please do. I know we have an ipod somehwere in my house.. it may be an old model so i dont know how far ill get with that haha. But i can look online for one. :)


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#7 acw271011

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:46 PM

@racht33 have you done a search on the site for the app info? I know my alzheimers is showing but I'd swear I saw a post about it for an android device, not just iphone. Either that or someone mentioned something if not the same then comparable for the android devices.


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#8 TinkerSofi

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:37 PM

I finally got a chance to put all the music on my phone and set the app up. The verdict is: I strongly recommend it. I had playlists done for the different parts of the wedding and it took me about 5min to choose on the app the playlists and songs that will get played for each part of the wedding (the ceremony, signing of the registry, reception dinner, party, etc) and it takes about 5 min to learn how to use it. All you have to do the day of the wedding is assign one person to control the app, and all they need to do is swipe to go from one section to the next. As long as they have a timeline and know what's coming next you should be ok :)

 

Whenever you pause a song or go on to the next section of the wedding the song fades out, which is a nice touch, rather than a sharp stop to the music. You have a choice as to whether you want to shuffle the songs or play them in the order you arrange them. You can also allow the app to repeat the playlist (I guess not a big deal during the pre-ceremony and dinner, but that would be bad during the party because people will notice right away that the song has already been played). I just made sure I had more than enough songs for the time that we had. So if the ceremony is expected to be 30min I put 45-60min of music.

 

You can organize the order of the events to fit your wedding, so for example, the default for the app is to have the first dance after the dinner music. However, we are going to be doing our first dance as soon as we walk in. I was able to move up the "first dance" section to right after the entrance song. 

 

You can also add sections that are not in the app, so you can customize it to your event. 

 

Another thing I liked is that after certain songs, the app has the option to wait. This means that when you swipe to end a section, it won't move on to the next one automatically unless you swipe again. An example for this is, after the groom and bridal party make their entrance to the ceremony, you want to wait to play the song for the bride's entrance, because the bride might need to get settled or whatever. So you swipe once to finish the bridal party's entrance, and then swipe again to start the entrance of the bride song. 

 

The only downside to this app, and maybe there is an easy solution, I just haven't figured it out yet, is the fact that if you have the cake cutting or the bouquet toss in the middle of the party, when you go back to the party playlist, the playlist starts from the beginning. This means that it would repeat the same songs over again that were already played, rather than having an option to "continue the party" and pick up on the party playlist where it left off. My fix to that is dividing all of your party songs into different playlists and organizing it so that  on the app you would have the playlists in the following order "party 1", "cake cutting", "party 2", "bouquet toss", "party 3", etc. That way whenever you go back to the dancing, the songs will not be repeated :). I don't know if that makes any sense. 

 

Overall, for $8 it's a really good and if you're not getting a DJ this is the next best thing. It really takes off the guessing game for whoever is MCing, as all they have to do is swipe to go to the next section. As long as they have a detailed timeline of the wedding and you keep communicating with them, anyone should be able to do the job :)

 

I hope that helps some of you on the fence. If you can find something like this for android that would be great, but the apple one is really good! 



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#9 acw271011

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 09:03 PM

@TinkerSofi Do you see any way that it would "manage itself"? We aren't having a dj - there's 6 of us but I do want the music and have an idea of what the songs are that I want. Does it absolutely have to be managed by someone or is there a way to set it up and let it go through each "party" on its own? I looked at the app but haven't paid for it yet so didn't get very far in terms of looking.


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#10 racht33

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:36 AM

@TinkerSofi thanx for the feedback !!! This sounds like such a good app. I have yet to find anything for android so we will have to get some type of apple device to make this work.


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