My thanks to Algoriddim for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. They founded the company 10 years ago with the goal of making DJing easier and accessible to everyone. This year they made djay Pro fully accessible for the visually impaired, and as a result, received an Apple Design Award. More remarkable: djay already won an ADA back in 2011. I can’t recall an app that won two ADAs within five years.
If you haven’t already, watch the Apple Design Award video from last month, starting just before the 54m:30s mark. An Apple accessibility engineer who is blind demoed djay Pro, with a very personal story about how his vision declined when he was a teenager, and how he wanted to be a DJ, and how the digital revolution in the DJ world had passed him by until Algoriddim came along. If it doesn’t move you, you’re not hooked up right.
It’s an amazing app, and one of the best examples of a pro app that’s way better suited on an iPad than it ever could be for a Mac.
★ Saturday, 9 July 2016