transcosmos Releases “Southern+”, a Music Player App for Southern All Stars’ Official Site,“sas-fan.net”

“Ukulelian”, a Music Instrument App Produced by Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Is Also Released by transcosmos

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"Southern All Stars" has been one of the best-selling music groups in the past 30 years of Japan, selling more than 47 million albums and singles in Japan alone.

Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) December 05, 2013

transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) and TAISHITA Label Music Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Masaki Nakanishi) have collaboratively developed “Southern+”, a new music player app of Southern All Stars’ official site, sas-fan.net, for both iOS and Android device.

Additionally, transcosmos collaborated with AMUSE Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuro Hatanaka), and developed “Ukulelian”, a musical instrument app produced by Kazuyuki Sekiguchi of Southern All Stars.

sas-fan.net Official Music Player App, “Southern+” Overview

“Southern+” is an original music player app based on Southern All Stars’ official site, “sas-fan.net”. From the sound source file within the smartphone, this app will be able to automatically detect and sort, select, and play a music done by Southern All Stars including the solos. It will also keep track of the number of times the music was listened and its total playback time for user’s to view. Furthermore, the app includes an additional features such as earning of emblems and original stamps by achieving a certain requirement, making the user’s experience of listening to Southern All Stars’ music more enjoyable, and achieving the goal of this app, which was meant to “+ (add) Southern All Stars music to your everyday life”.

Ukulele (musical instrument) app “Ukulelian” Overview

“Ukulelian” is a serious and orthodox musical app with the strong idea and input of Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, a master bass player of Southern All Stars, who is also well known as a Ukulele fancier. Ukulelian has specifically adjusted a neck design which is based on the actual ukulele measurement, resulting in an app that can be enjoyed anytime anywhere by any player from beginner level to advanced, enabling the user to play the music that Kazuyuki Sekiguchi has produced, easily and enjoyably. Additionally, the sound source was sampled from the performance of Kazuyuki Sekiguchi himself.

In the wake of this release and development of Southern All Stars-related app, transcosmos will put effort in fortifying its support on the fans & user communication planning for Smartphone. Furthermore, transcosmos will also apply its business know-how based on the company’s experience in developing apps to further support expansion of its clients’ businesses.

Main functions of the “Southern+” app (for both iOS / Android)
1. Music Selection
Users can find the desired music numbers by searching music data on their device simply by referencing its title/artist/album, then select. *Southern (filter) tab available.

Users can find the desired playlist they would like to play by searching the playlist data on their device. Creating and editing of playlist can also be done. *Southern (filter) tab only comes with the Android version.

In Android version, users will be able to select the playlist from the official sas-fan.net. As for the music numbers that do not exist on the device, users can transfer to “purchase music page” from links to sas-fan.net and purchase the desired music number to download it.

2. Activities
Users can see the total number of times they listened and the amount of time they spent on listening and viewing using the “Southern+” app.

3. Stamps
Users can earn stamps based on the number of music they listen and the amount of time they spent on viewing and listening using the “Southern+” app.

Application Overview
Compatible OS:        iOS5.0 or later (6.0 or later is recommended) / Android 2.3 or later
Compatible Device:    iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (The Fourth Generation or later), iPad
Android 2.3 or later compatible devices
Price:            Free
URL:            iTunes App Store https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/sazan+/id710213957?mt=8
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.taishita.sasplus

Main Features of Ukulelian
1. Auto Stroke Mode

This mode enables users to play music by just selecting the code button. This mode automatically continues stroking according to the tempo of the music that has been selected, letting the user play just with their left hand

2. Auto Code Mode
The mode that automatically switches the code, so it lets the user play only by right-hand stroking.

3. Free Play Mode
The mode that enables users to play by holding on the code just as you would play a real Ukulele.

Version 1. Track List
The Song of Ukulele Caravan, I Stepped On An Ukulele!, Kantaro, The North Wind Boy

Application Overview
Compatible OS:        iOS5.0 or later (6.0 or later is recommended)
Compatible Device        iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (The Fourth Generation or later), iPad
Price            200 Yen (tax included) *Free during the campaign until the end of Nov. 31, 2013.
URL:            iTunes App Store https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/ukurerian/id680465387?mt=8

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About transcosmos inc.

transcosmos launched operations in 1966. Since then it has combined superior “human resources” with the most up-to-date “technological” capabilities to enhance the competitive strength of its corporate clients by providing them with high value added and superior services. It provides overall IT outsourcing services such as Call Center Services, Business Process Outsourcing Services, and Digital Marketing Services either as standalone solution or as combined services to its corporate clients to optimize their marketing efficiencies, to expand sales and gain new customers in E-Commerce business, and to improve operational efficiency and reduce clients operational cost for back office and information system operations. Further, these services have been expanded beyond Japan, globally, centered in Asia.

transcosmos aims to be the "Global IT Partner" of its corporate clients to provide them with high quality outsourcing services on a global scale.

Contact for news media inquiries
Inquiries from the media should be forwarded to transcosmos inc.
Public Relations & Advertising Department
Mail: pressroom(at)trans-cosmos(dot)co(dot)jp