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Melodia now lets you assign even more official sounds to your official apps

Melodia

On Thursday, we detailed a new app dubbed Melodia, which let you assign official chimes and melodies to your favorite apps on Windows Phone 8.1, so for Twitter, you can have their little bird alert, or for Facebook Messenger, you can have the familiar Facebook Chat ding.

This morning, version 1.0.8.0 of Melodia has been released, and it features even more notification sounds to be assigned and gets some categories too. In addition, you can now email the developer with your suggestions for other sounds, which he’s looking to add in future builds. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

Melodia samples

Melodia 1.0.8

  • Added categories
  • HQ MSN
  • More sounds! thanks for your suggestions!
  • Added an email for suggestions

The app is now divided into categories, including Apps, Vintage, Unique, Fresh and …OOPS!. Apps are the familiar official sounds of apps, including Facebook, Skype, ESPN Sports/ScoreCenter, Xbox alert and Twitter. Heck, even WPCentral is there now, with our little chime from our videos (something we’ll add to our app soon). Vintage has a new higher-quality MSN sound, the Nudge and the oldie ‘You’ve Got Mail’. The Unique category has one from TRON, while Fresh has 11 new Windows 8 sounds, which work very nicely with Windows Phone e.g. Notify Email. Finally, …OOPS! Contains the Samsung Whistle and a bunch of rips from BlackBerry Messenger, BBM Reminder and BBM Text to suite your needs.

In my case, I’ve assigned the new CNN sound to Bing News for breaking alerts, and I’m using a BBM one for my text messages. Overall, it’s a lot of fun, and I highly recommend it. To assign this sounds to apps in Windows Phone 8.1, just follow these directions after saving the samples from the Melodia app:

Custom App Notifications in Windows Phone 8.1

  1. Settings
  2. Notifications + actions
  3. Choose desired app
  4. Select ‘notification sound’
  5. Under custom you should see your newly saved samples

Hopefully you picked up the app on Thursday, because it was free at the time. Now, it’s 99 cents but if you already downloaded it at the free level, you won’t pay a dime and the update will be free (as are all other ones going forward). Still, even for 99 cents, and with the promise of future updates, this app is very much worth it for the convenience.

To request sounds you may want, send an email to the developer melodiaapp@outlook.com

Pick up Melodia here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 only. 

QR: Melodia

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Melodia now lets you assign even more official sounds to your official apps

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nope as in the app fails for you or its not a life saver ..?it sure is for me(life saver)  easy to scroll to the next track when playing music ...a handy feature while driving ........and yes no lag after the inital launch which is on par with the "official app"

Still my Cortana request never made it :'(
I want to set Cortana notification to same sounds that the circle makes when Cortana replies to me.

Yeah, you can preview them before applying any.

Edit: Never mind, just noticed they made it a paid-only app now. That really sucks =/

This is my point. Being featured on WPCentral must have generated a lot of downloads for them. And now it's generating something else.

Exactly! I just went and wasted a whole $0.99 on this.
The reason why i paid for it was because of a particular whistle samsung used on its phone that I've been wanting for a while, and they didn't even have the right one. The only one that I liked was the Xbox. I want my $ back, this isn't worth buying!

If only you'd gone and downloaded it before they priced it out like I did, you would have got the "you've already purchased this app."

I originally didn't like the quality of the alert sounds, but the new ones are decent. Of course, you could always just do it the hard way and look them up, download them, and install them yourself if you want to go the cheap route.

It never ceases to amaze me how we are always bent on getting everything for free. I am no dev but a lot of time is spent by devs in coming up with these apps and asking for payment is hardly unfair. If you can afford a handset you can afford a $0.99 app

I know, right? Now you have to sell your house and cars to get that $0.99 back... Man, life sucks...
 

"I just went and wasted a whole $0.99 on this."

Quin 2013, is this sarcasm? Please tell me it's sarcasm.

 

Awesome app. Looking forward to seeing updates to apps like Twitter, Skype, and Whatsapp so I can set custom tones to them.

lol, WP 8.1 store is buggy, so it says 'bought' on app list even if the app is free.. same thing with paid apps, it doesn't mark as bought, but after you tap on BUY you'll see "you already bought this app"

not really mate. I can see Angry Birds Rio as free (no mention I bought it), It is buggy. I see plenty of apps which I bought with the price tags instead of "bought", few of free apps I have downloaded in the past are marked as bought and few just as "free" (e.g AB RIO)

Last night I was thinking on using the same "echo-ed ding" sound for WPCentral from the videos. The dev read my mind. xD

Now this app is a must have for me.
I requested BlackBerry tones both here and in the app review, Big thanks to the developer, you saved me some time searching for the right ringtones for my apps.

Blackberry tones are easiest to find. Even the guys on Crackberry have made a zip for some that has BB10 sounds. What would be real praise worthy task is adding all iOS tones. I know for the fact that such task needs sound conversion and that exercise would make $.99 worthy app. Not compiling freely available tones in an app.

I don't know... I paid the dollar and, sure, it has some good sounds but they are filled with static and of low quality in my opinion... Was not impressed.

Thanks reda igbaria for the tip! And congratulations, you have just crossed a major milestone in your life!

Anyone have any idea why I don't see Skype in manage apps section of Ringtones & Sounds? Would love to use the official Skype notification sound from this app

Make sure you have banner notifications turned on in the Skype app, then wait until you have a message come in. The NC only 'catches' apps when their banners go through the system, not before.