DjRun: Running with Music

DjRun: Running with Music


DjRun plays your own music, picking songs that match your running or walking tempo. It's as simple as hitting play! DjRun Pro can even adapt the playback tempo like a real DJ, following your stride rate! While mainly targeted towards running, DjRun works with all sports that exhibit steady repetitive movement, like walking, hiking, cycling, rope-skipping, rollerskating, rowing, fitness ...

DjRun supports 3 different modes of operation: Auto mode, Pin Mode and Training Mode.
- Auto mode is free and picks song that match your current stride rate
- Pin mode allows you to "pin" the stride rate to the number you want. (Pro only)
- Training mode makes the stride rate follow a predefined profile. There are a lot of profiles built in, but users can easily draw their own with the built-in editor (Pro only)


How does it work?
DjRun uses the accelerometers in your phone to analyze your movement. From this it calculates your stride rate, expressed in steps/minute. It then plays the songs that match this tempo, magically providing the satisfying sensation of running to the beat!

To do this, DjRun needs to know the tempo of your songs, expressed in Beats Per Minute (BPM). DjRun is capable to detect this by itself using various methods. Although it can take quite a while, the app is fully functional while analyzing your music, allowing you to run to the songs that are already tempo-detected. If all automated song tempo detection methods fail, it is still possible to manually tap the tempo on-screen from within the song browser.

*Features*

* Stride Rate Detection (pedometer)
- Carry your phone the way you want, DjRun adapts
- Small disturbances won't affect a stable detection
- Runs smooth, even on older phones
CAUTION: Due to an android firmware bug, a lot of android 2.2- but also other phones- require the screen to stay on for the sensors to function. This setting is available but turned off by default.

* Music tempo detection:
- Detecting tempo by online lookup (Pro only)
- Detecting tempo by song metadata (e.g. ID3 tags)
- Detecting the tempo by analyzing the audio
- Manually tapping the tempo
- Control the song tempo detection process by letting it run in the background or manually stop and restart it

* Song playing strategy
- The playback tempo can be auto adjusted, following your stride rate. Without pitch shift and with great quality! (Pro only)
- Songs that are double or 4 times as fast and slow are also used
- DjRun avoids repeating songs whenever possible
- Optionally auto-change the song when it stops matching

* Other options
- Select your own playlist to run to (Pro only)
- Select a folder to run to (Pro only)
- Pin mode: Manually set target stride rate (Pro only)
- Training Mode: Stride rate follows predefined profile plan
- Draw your own Training profile (Pro only)
- Skip to the next song with one click
- Ad free (Pro only)

The Pro version can be activated from within the app.

Recent changes:
V2.0 Beta
Lots of new stuff, lots of bug potential!

- Training Mode and editor: Run to built-in training plans or draw your own (Pro only)

- Hold Button: play the current song till it ends

- Remote/Bluetooth media controls

- Option to only detect song tempo's for selected folder/playlist

- Setting to control 2x/4x tempo song picking

- Setting to control aggressiveness in avoiding song repetition

- Faster song skipping

- Option to force restoring DjRun Pro

- Lots of small bugs fixed
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3.4
User ratings
158
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
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File size
1719 kb
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About DjRun: Running with Music
DjRun plays your own music, picking songs that match your running or walking tempo. It's as simple as hitting play! DjRun Pro can even adapt the playback tempo like a real DJ, following your stride rate! While mainly targeted towards running, DjRun works with all sports that exhibit steady repetitive movement, like walking, hiking, cycling, rope-skipping, rollerskating, rowing, fitness ...

DjRun supports 3 different modes of operation: Auto mode, Pin Mode and Training Mode.
- Auto mode is free and picks song that match your current stride rate
- Pin mode allows you to "pin" the stride rate to the number you want. (Pro only)
- Training mode makes the stride rate follow a predefined profile. There are a lot of profiles built in, but users can easily draw their own with the built-in editor (Pro only)


How does it work?
DjRun uses the accelerometers in your phone to analyze your movement. From this it calculates your stride rate, expressed in steps/minute. It then plays the songs that match this tempo, magically providing the satisfying sensation of running to the beat!

To do this, DjRun needs to know the tempo of your songs, expressed in Beats Per Minute (BPM). DjRun is capable to detect this by itself using various methods. Although it can take quite a while, the app is fully functional while analyzing your music, allowing you to run to the songs that are already tempo-detected. If all automated song tempo detection methods fail, it is still possible to manually tap the tempo on-screen from within the song browser.

*Features*

* Stride Rate Detection (pedometer)
- Carry your phone the way you want, DjRun adapts
- Small disturbances won't affect a stable detection
- Runs smooth, even on older phones
CAUTION: Due to an android firmware bug, a lot of android 2.2- but also other phones- require the screen to stay on for the sensors to function. This setting is available but turned off by default.

* Music tempo detection:
- Detecting tempo by online lookup (Pro only)
- Detecting tempo by song metadata (e.g. ID3 tags)
- Detecting the tempo by analyzing the audio
- Manually tapping the tempo
- Control the song tempo detection process by letting it run in the background or manually stop and restart it

* Song playing strategy
- The playback tempo can be auto adjusted, following your stride rate. Without pitch shift and with great quality! (Pro only)
- Songs that are double or 4 times as fast and slow are also used
- DjRun avoids repeating songs whenever possible
- Optionally auto-change the song when it stops matching

* Other options
- Select your own playlist to run to (Pro only)
- Select a folder to run to (Pro only)
- Pin mode: Manually set target stride rate (Pro only)
- Training Mode: Stride rate follows predefined profile plan
- Draw your own Training profile (Pro only)
- Skip to the next song with one click
- Ad free (Pro only)

The Pro version can be activated from within the app.

Recent changes:
V2.0 Beta
Lots of new stuff, lots of bug potential!

- Training Mode and editor: Run to built-in training plans or draw your own (Pro only)

- Hold Button: play the current song till it ends

- Remote/Bluetooth media controls

- Option to only detect song tempo's for selected folder/playlist

- Setting to control 2x/4x tempo song picking

- Setting to control aggressiveness in avoiding song repetition

- Faster song skipping

- Option to force restoring DjRun Pro

- Lots of small bugs fixed

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Monday 1:07 PM
paid the money, got no app! Looks like it would be a great app, but after upgrading to DJ Run Pro, I'm still not able to access any of the things that I paid for. It keeps saying that I need to upgrade to DJ Run Pro first, and when I hit "buy now", it says, "you already own this app." If I can ever get it to work, I might give another review, but right now I have no choice other than giving it one star.
A Google User
Jul 14, 2014
Good ideas, terrible execution The bpm detection is terrible. You cant rely on it.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
Good idea not the best execution If you have upgraded to pro you constantly have to reload the app for the pro settings to be in effect it is kinda annoying.
A Google User
Jul 7, 2014
Figured out how to make Pro Work Liked this app...paid for pro..no pro. Just tried deleting and reinstalling from play store...now the pro features work! Excited to try them all out. Wish the Dev noted this in the instructions.
A Google User
May 25, 2014
great idea but poor delivery Was really excited to find this app, however I've found it only correctly analysed about 30% of music on my device. As such, the music it selects is more limited than the manual playlists I had created for exercise, defeating the purpose of installing. When it gets it right it is very good, but after 4 hours of use I've found it doesn't get it right often enough.