Experimental strobe light application that syncs to music playing in the background.
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We agreed on a strobe light application that could synchronize to your music, programmatically. There wasn’t anything on the App Store like it at the time. By the end of the competition, my partner and I were the only competitors with a working & finished product. We gave a demonstration by hooking up one of our phones to a bluetooth speaker, playing some music and demonstrating how Stroboscope actually synchronized to the music. We could even prove that there was a market potential for our product because there were no competing apps in the App Store.
Stroboscope is an experimental iOS application that uses a fast Fourier transform (FFT) to analyze music and uses the LED flashlight on an iPhone as a strobe light. Strobe lights at professional EDM festivals that do this can be very expensive, so Stroboscope is intended to be a low budget proof of concept.
Stroboscope began development in the fall of 2013 and was completed in May 2014 as an entry into the WVU App Challenge. Developed by two West Virginia University Computer Science students, Ricky Deal and Kaitlyn Landmesser, using Objective C. This was our first iOS application and Stroboscope won first prize at the WVU App Challenge.
Currently, the app is not being worked on, but we want to completely rewrite it, when we have the time.