Singer Danny K has claimed a South African first with the launch of a smartphone app to accompany his new album “Good Look”.
The app, developed and built by boutique agency Wonderland Works, can be downloaded on all Samsung Galaxy devices from the Samsung Play Store and showcases the artist’s new tracks, news, his latest music videos and some of the competitions being held by Danny’s sponsors.
In a move that mirrors the deal Jay Z did with Samsung, Danny K has also offered the album for free to the first 20 000 people who download the app. One of the 20 000 people is also set to walk away with a KIA 4X4.
The Good Look app is fed from the site, which uses WordPress as a Content Management System. Once the site is updated, it feeds through the app and updates automatically. The app also allows users to connect their Facebook and Twitter contacts and share what they’re doing on the app.
And if any of the dev geeks out there are wondering, the app merges features of web coding with the Cordova system, which creates a native coding environment and adjusts your code to “become” native before compiling it as a functioning app.