NaadSadhana won Apple’s prestigious design award at WWDC 2021


Sandeep Ranade, a developer from India, won Apple’s design award for his Classical Music App ‘NaadSadhana’. Sandeep Ranade is a Pune-based software engineer and who is also a musician of the Mewati Gharana. WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference which is an Information technology event conducted annually by Apple Inc. to get to know innovative technologies and new software in the macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS categories as well as other Apple software. Every year the conference is conducted at San Jose Convention Center in California and presently it is held digitally due to the pandemic. The conference embarked on 7th June.

The iOS app is an AI-enabled technology for practicing riyaaz and formulating shrutis. NaadSadhana is a Hindustani classical music app that helps musicians of all generations and any competence to perform and compose music without boundaries. The app started as a classical music app and later expanded to different categories of music such as Hindustani classical, Carnatic, Classical, Light / Bollywood, Western, Devotional, and Fusion. The app is being praised by famous musicians and technologists around the world.

NaadSadhana has won the award in the innovation category. In the present year Apple has given 12 awards and in that NaadSadhana won the award for best design. Apple mentioned the evolution of the app i.e., the beginning of the app as a platform to practice and develop Indian classical music and then expanding to different categories of music.

NaadSadhana helps improve singers’ vocal lines as it is embedded with artificial intelligence and core ML technology. The app also gives real-time feedback related to the accuracy of notes and will show an alternate track that matches simultaneously. The app is found useful by many people because of its inherent interface incorporated by advanced features. Apple said that winners of this category are providing state of art experience to the users using innovative methods of Apple technologies that distinguish them from others.

Apple has provided awards to 12 apps in six categories in the current year. The six categories are interaction, visual and graphics, delight and fun, social impact, innovation, and inclusivity.

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