I have decided to get me a capoeira songs app, and this one stood out from the search returned for ‘Capoeira Songs’, I shall test drive it for the next few weeks or so… Here’s what I’ve seen so far from Capoeira Tunes App for Android.
It already comes with a long list of capoeira songs, which you can divide into subsets, for example, I am adding all the songs I sing regularly to ‘Know’ category. There are also two more categories ‘Learning’ and ‘Want to Learn’. You can also add your own categories.
Clicking on Edit for a song lets you categorize the songs and look at their translation, although none of the songs I looked at so far have been translated to English. You can enter your own translation, but you probably want to copy and paste it, as typing on a phone is the most boring, time consuming, thing ever.
Each song comes with a link to a you tube version which you can listen too. The you tube links take a while to load first time, but they do eventually (I do have fast internet, I suspect it would be terribly slow if you are out and about).
You can also add your songs, but the app has a good selection. So far I have found all songs I searched for (not searched for anything obscure though). Similarly, if I was to add a song, I’d type it on a computer, email to myself or save to google drive (or similar) then copy and paste.
A useful feature would be the ability to order the songs, within a repertoire or a genre, much like a playlist, in any order, i.e. drag & drop. Currently you are forced to have them in alphabetical order.
Usability wise, it’s quite intuitive, I had no trouble finding my way around. I like the layout and colour theme. I think I’d move some of the functions out of the ‘Edit’ section though. For example, to look at a song translation it seems I have to edit it. I’d expect to be able to see the translation without having to go to edit, as part of the song’s main page.
So far I definitely recommend this app!