NAMM Day 1 report (for Thursday, 1/19): Well, the musicians showed up today, and the music biz people, beyond the media folks we met yesterday. There were industry veterans and newbies – keyboards, bass, guitar, singers, developers and webmasters, producers, audio engineers, and booking agents.
Alexa (Alexa Weber Morales, our endorsing artist) has been charming and informative, with killer boots (after killing her feet with heels yesterday). She’s been demoing her app, and showing how to create it with Tiggzi For Musicians. With the Tiggzi for Musicians template, it takes just minutes to create multiscreen apps, with a splash-screen image, bio page, maybe a Twitter feed or a shopping page (with links to her music for sale online), plus a calendar of her upcoming gigs, YouTube videos, audio links featuring her SoundCloud tracks, Flickr photos, plus RSS news feeds, and more. (We’ll add Alexa’s app to our Tiggzi Showcase shortly.)
People want to know how we can offer Tiggzi for free. We explain that for a single project, without much custom editing in our visual editor, the service is free, and you can even export the code and use it/edit it as you wish. Then, we go on to explain that we also offer multi-project plans and full editing for $15 and $50 (details on the Tiggzi for Musicians website, http://musicians.tiggzi.com). And, we offer fee-based publishing services to help users get their apps into Apple AppStore and the Android Market.
People also wonder about whether other kinds of apps are buildable with Tiggzi for Musicians. We explain that the app is fully customizable in our visual editor, and that broader custom app development is available at www.tiggzi.com.
We’re also getting a few requests for help with developing apps, and Exadel’s Professional Services staff will follow up with these folks in the coming days.
All in all, a good Day 1 at NAMM!