Moodagent: How to make your iPhone moody

Some people act like their smartphone is an extra limb that they can't live without. (I admit I probably fall into this group.) Well, now there's an iPhone application ready to sync with your emotions: Moodagent.

Some people act like their smartphone is an extra limb that they can't live without. (I admit I probably fall into this group.) Well, now there's an iPhone application ready to sync with your emotions: Moodagent.

Released this week, Syntonetic, a company that specializes in developing music profiling technologies, produced the new iPhone app to create instant playlists based on the owner's mood and emotions.

You can control how emo the application gets by operating five touchscreen sliding columns: sensual, tender, joy, aggressive, and tempo. Then, Moodagent will pull songs from your personal iTunes catalog based on their genre and your mood. You can also "seed" a particular song, and the app should create an entire playlist with songs similar to that one granted you labeled your music correctly and will label them, too.

Here's a short demo to get you started:

Moodagent for iPhone - Teaser

While I think that Syntonetic's selling point that you'll be saving "valuable minutes," is a little ridiculous (Minutes? Really? How busy ARE you? Especially if you have time to be emotional), this sound a like a fun little app. Sometimes I'm tired of listening to the same playlists over and over, and hitting "Random" on iTunes usually brings up an odd mix.

It works on the iPhone and the iPod Touch running OS 3.0 or later. Moodagent is free (for a limited time) and available now in the Apple iTunes store.

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