String tuner app designed by King's Rochester pupil downloaded by 1,000s
Matthew Anderson, Year 10 pupil from King’s Rochester, has produced an ‘app’ enabling musicians to tune the violin, viola, cello and double bass and it is free to download from the Apple App Store. Matthew, who is a King’s music scholar and an accomplished violinist, created the app because he wanted an effective tuning tool he could easily carry around with him.
Called the “String Tuner!”, Matthew said: “The app works in a similar way to a tuning fork or piano. Hitting the required button on the app produces the note for the musician to tune the instrument. As most people carry mobile phones, this app is a handy and portable device for musicians.”
To date, it has had nearly 3,000 downloads globally and many musicians have left positive comments from around the world including USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, France, Germany and Italy. It has been greeted with approval from musicians of all levels and Matthew was particularly delighted to get feedback from a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Matt’s ICT teacher, Krishna Ranglall, commented: “Matthew has shown his creative flair and impressive grasp of the Objective-C Language to code a desirable iPhone App which has been downloaded by thousands. He is a young prodigy who has a very bright future in computing. We are very proud of him!”