La-La is a social network / music messaging application for iOS that uses audio instead of written words. Users communicate by sending each additional audible song snippets which include music lyrics to conduct their conversations.

History

La-La was created by Jason Hadjioannou, originally as a way to message his girlfriend in a more interesting way. In an interview with Softonic, Jason is quoted saying: "just thought it'd be cool if I sent her a short audible song snippet instead of writing it".

An early version of the "messaging app" was developed in beginning of July 2014 and the first La-La message to be sent via the service was a stream of the 17 second refrain of ‘Hello’ by Lionel Richie.

Reception

Since its summer release, La-La has been reported to have passed over 40,00 users and has been featured in respectable technology publications including "TechCrunch", "Product Hunt", "RTTNews" & "About.com".

On La-La's official blog, there are screen captures from Twitter users expressing their joy for the app - "Finally, a messenger that understands my love for music", "New favourite app: la-la lets you send song snippets", "So perfect; we all need @la_la_app" - to mention a few.

Similar apps

La-La is often mentioned alongside the additional single-task messaging apps: "Yo", "WhatsApp" & "Snapchat".