Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
App Developer: @radical.media
This application is a virtual autobiography, covering the last 25 years of the life of one of the greatest musicians of all time, including exclusive peaks at his sixtieth birthday celebration on 1 October 2011. The app explores Sting’s life and career, providing access to photos, performances and interviews; and detailing the influences and inspirations responsible for his music. Through use of the app, we are able to gain in-depth knowledge of Sting’s travels, and discover more about his collaborations, as well as the influence he has had due to his humanitarian efforts and activism worldwide. The application details Sting’s solo albums, and allows the user to experience his life in a multi-sensory manner, listening to music from the iPad’s library - and sampling songs which can be purchased directly from the iTunes Store.
The user-friendly layout of the application allows the user to either study the app from beginning to end, or pick and choose topics as desired. The user can explore the timeline chronologically, or randomly browse handwritten lyrics, journal entries, rare photos, and music videos, simultaneously listening to Sting’s music - and possibly even purchasing it. The user is exposed not only to Sting’s musical career, but also his personal life and contribution to humanity.
Sting 25 is a highly recommended, highly comprehensive, user-friendly application. Featuring Sting himself, as well as Bruce Springstein, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and other extremely talented musicians, this application is truly a must-have for any music-lover. Sting Fans, prepare to be blown away by the fantastic performances, rare photos and personal interviews.