Yamaha and two partners have developed an iPhone application that lets up to 10 people play a piano at the same time, among other features.
The application can also be used to play a Yamaha MIDI-equipped piano that’s connected to a computer with an Internet connection. When the user taps a key using Finger Piano Share, the note is played on the piano. Up to 10 people can use the application to play on the same piano, said Atsuko Ito, a supervisor at Yamaha’s Center for Advanced Sound Technologies.
Finger Piano Share also supports Sekai Camera, a geotagging application developed by Tonchidot.
Using geolocation, Sekai Camera turns the iPhone’s camera into a viewer that displays tags and files left behind by other users. The application supports Finger Piano Share, allowing users to upload music files that contain music played at a certain location or on a specific piano. Clicking on a music file offers the option to launch Finger Piano Share, which will then play back the music.