Canadian app startup, AmpMe, sets sights on India’s 800mn+ smartphone market
National, 31st May 2017: AmpMe, a Montreal based startup founded by serial entrepreneur and MLA Ventures Founder Martin-Luc Archambault, has officially announced its foray into the ever-expanding Indian market. The company, known for its audio matching technology that has taken the world by storm, now sets sights on the 800-million smartphone market. The app-based service has seen a staggering growth in popularity across the globe. It enables smart devices to connect with one another and play the same audio content, whilst allowing them to work in unison as a high decibel speaker.
With the AmpMe app, Android and iOS users can play thesame music together in perfect sync, giving a powerful surround sound effect tothem. The free-to-use app works by enabling the ‘Host’ to sync their music withtheir friends’ devices. The host can play music from SoundCloud, YouTube,Spotify or their own local library. Instead of relying on Bluetooth or Wi-Fitechnology to connect devices together, AmpMe uses a server-centric proprietaryaudio fingerprinting technology to create the perfect synchronization, and workswith your regular data plan, Wi-Fi network or personal hotspot. When the hosthits the ‘Play’ button, friends will automatically see the nearby party and canclick ‘Join’ with which their devices auto-sync, thereby surrounding the groupby the music of their choice.
The app has seen significant upgrades as AmpMeincluded ‘Offline Mode’. Here, the host creates a personal hotspot on theirphone, which establishes a unique Wi-Fi network for the party, enabling othernearby users to join. ‘Offline Mode’ plays any song stored on the host’s devicevia AmpMe’s ‘My Library’ tab, streaming their personal music library in perfectsync with friends. Partygoers wishing to join the party simply join the Wi-Finetwork, open the app and automatically join the party created by the hostphone. This new ‘Auto-join’ feature makes it easy to sync unlimited phones,seamlessly.
Speaking about their foray into the Indian market, Martin-LucArchambault, CEO & Founder, AmpMe, said, “Our efforts towards creatinga unique and innovative product has seen positive outcomes, as we see theservice extend across the globe. AmpMe is a global app by nature, by that itcan be used by any person who listens to music and has a smartphone, making itthe most versatile service available for music lovers. We are glad to announceour foray into the Indian market, which is touted to be one of the biggestmarkets in the world in terms of absolute user base, with over 800mn smartdevices. With expanding internet connectivity, the market is ripe for digitalcompanies. We hope that AmpMe is well received in the country, propelling usfurther to extend our offerings to cater to the unique demands of the Indianmarket.”
AmpMe has recently secured USD 8mn in series Afunding, bringing their total funding raised to USD 10mn to date. The companyplans to use the latest funding to hire the best talent, further invest inproduct development and in the underlying technology, developing strategicpartnerships and global expansion. AmpMe is compatible with iOS and Androidsmartphones and tablets. Android users can also use AmpMe with Bluetoothspeakers that include a microphone. An Apple Watch app also allows party hoststo control AmpMe playback.
AmpMe is available for free in the iOS App Storeand Google Play:
iOS App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/app/id986905979