After Shazam and Google essentially killed “what’s that tune?” bar games, the App Hum A Song revitalizes the concept, turning musical memory gaffes into a game.
Developed by Hibernum Studios, the app works on the principle of “Name That Tune,” except you are the singer. With thousands of well known songs in its library (including hip hop and rap), the player listens to a tune, hums it into the phone, then sends it to a friend. The friend listens to the “hum” and then sends back an equally amateur rendition of say, “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” back for the player to guess.
When opening the app, you see the status of your friends, and what stage of the game they are playing. You can then choose between three game modes: Duet, Party, or Random. In Duet, you and 1 other friend play. Party mode allows up to 3 friends to play at once, while Random matches you up with another user of the app, luck of the draw style.
Once you’re in the game, you have a plethora of song styles and genres to choose from. Pop, rock, rap, Alternative – the song-wise world is your oyster.