Since its beginning 8 years ago, American Idol has been an amazing success with viewing and voting numbers increasing every season. The American Idol craze has spread from television to music, movies, and the internet. Now, it is available on your iPhone or iPod Touch. American Idol Season 8 Exclusive Videos is a new app by Zumobi Inc. that brings all of your favorite season 8 contestants right to you. The app includes bios and pictures of all your season 8 favorites, as well as a new video released every week exclusively to this app from each remaining contestant. It also links you to news stories about your favorite idols past and present and music clips from your favorites in iTunes. You can even create your own ranking of the contestants and keep track of how they do. There is actually quite a bit packed into this little app.
Now, having said all that, do we really need more American Idol? I am sure there are some who would answer with a resounding “Yes,” and others would answer just as strongly “No.” For me personally, I think that perhaps this app is another attempt to make money off the American Idol hype. By creating this app and giving you exclusive content that you cannot get any other way, they get you to buy it and then link you up to the iTunes store so that you can buy and download more stuff even when you don’t have access to your computer. The app is well designed and provides what it promises very well. I believe it will be very successful. If you make an app to get people to spend more money in your store, shouldn’t it be free?
American Idol Season 8 Exclusive is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.