Posted January 23, 2018 08:03:38 Las Vegas, Nevada (Wired) A new piano donation app is coming soon to the Las Vegas Strip.
Called Piano Keys, the app is meant to help local pianists and music lovers donate pianos to help them with repairs and restoration.
“It’s an interactive, mobile application that lets you donate your piano and it will come with an interactive piano donation card that you can use to pay for repairs and other services,” said Michael Johnson, a cofounder of Piano Keys.
The app is currently available on iOS, Android and Windows devices.
It will soon launch on the Roku app store, as well.
The app lets users upload a photo of a piano to donate and it sends a message to the person who has donated a piano.
The recipient can then check in with the person on the account.
The person can also choose to send the donation card directly to the pianist.
Piano Keys is available for iOS and Android devices.
The app can be purchased for $1.99 and is free.
Johnson hopes to get the app out in time for the 2018 Las Vegas Music Festival.
The festival, which is scheduled for January 26-28, will be the largest event of its kind in the country.
“The festival is so important for Las Vegas,” Johnson said.
“It’s the largest music event in the state, and there’s so much history and culture that goes on around the festival that’s so important.”
Johnson said the team is currently working on adding more features to the app.
He also wants to offer a “free to play” option for the app so people can play the piano while still receiving the app donation card.
Johnson said Piano Keys is not affiliated with any musicians.
A Kickstarter campaign was launched earlier this month to raise $200,000 to develop Piano Keys into a full-fledged app.
The campaign ended on January 31.
If you have any tips for Piano Keys that would help the team make the app better, please let us know in the comments.
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