Today we released version 1.0.0 of the Dance Reality app for iOS 11.
Dance Reality helps you practice your dance steps in augmented reality using your iPhone or iPad. Anyone with iOS 11 and a compatible device can download the app from the App Store now.
- Animated footprints in augmented reality
- Choose a speed to learn at your own pace
- Counting voice-over, so you can stay on the beat
- Solo and couple practice
- Rewind, previous, next step controls
- Dance training from world-class dancers
- Synchronized music, so you can practice finding the beat
- Choose footprints to match your shoes
- Progress tracking
- and more!
We completed development of the app in only 60 days. We could not have done it without the support of our over 1000 beta testers, whose feedback was invaluable.
Thanks to the Beta, we understood the potential of Dance Reality. Our initial plan was to cover the basic steps of the more popular dances. However, some users asked for dances we hadn’t heard of, while others wanted more advanced combinations. We quickly realized we could not produce that content ourselves, so we enlisted the help of professional dancers.
“We are partnering with professional dancers from all over the world to bring dance training from the masters” says Bee Mattox, Product Manager. “We work directly with some of the best dancers in each category to produce exclusive content for the app. They are thrilled about the ability to teach to dancers worldwide. We are working hard to produce the corresponding animations as quickly as we can, so stay tuned for more amazing dance collections coming soon.”
About the app:
Dance Reality uses Apple’s latest augmented reality technology to place footprints onto the floor in front of you. You look through your phone to step on the footprints, then you follow the animation to practice common dance patterns (see video). The app is not intended to be a substitute for proper dance instruction, but rather a tool to practice steps and rhythm anywhere, anytime. Practice makes perfect!
About the company:
Dance Reality LLC was founded in July 2017 by two salsa dancers in Seattle (USA) who also happen to be app developers. “Back when we first started dancing, it took us months of practice just to feel comfortable” says CEO Andy Albani “So when we saw the ARKit demo at Apple’s WWDC, we quickly realized that this technology would have been of great help to us back then. That’s why we want to make it available to dancers everywhere.”