The internet giant introduced on Friday a new interactive web application called JAM.
“If you ever dreamed of playing in a band, now’s your chance to be a rock star,” Google Creative Lab’s marketing manager Emma Turpin wrote in a blog post today. “No matter what your level of talent — from daydreaming air guitarist to music pro — you can JAM together in real time over the web.”
JAM allows users to invite their friends and play music with them online within the Chrome browser. There are 19 different instruments available in the new apps, ranging from keyboards, drums, guitars, and even percussions.
“In the default ‘easy mode’ you can experiment by clicking individual strings, drum pads or keys, or you can play around with the four different autoplay functions and let the machines do the work,” Turpin wrote. “Switch to “pro mode” to play any instrument using your keyboard.”
To form a band, user can click the “invite a friend” link at the bottom of the screen, email specific friends with a link to “your jam” or invite people on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook.
According to IT Pro Portal, Google said Jam with Chrome used modern web technologies like HTML5, as well as the Web Audio API, Websockets, Canvas, CSS3, Google web fonts, Google’s cloud platform, Google app engine, and the Go programming language.
Google has been upgrading its music profile as of late, introducing new applications that bode well with the music-loving generations. Last October, the Web giants announced their plan to release its scan-and-match feature for the company’s music service in the United States and Europe.
Scan-and-match is a feature that enables users to save music on computer servers of a host service, which then stream songs over the Internet to the user’s choice of Web-connected music players.