We’re two guys who are passionate about music and software development. And music software development. And music software. And… You get it…
We have created a software product family that we call Helium.
There is the PC software Helium Music Manager which is being used to organize your ever-growing digital music library.
There is the Helium Streamer software that lets you access your music wherever you are, either through apps for Android, iOS or Windows Phone, or through any web browser on any computer.
There is the Helium Remote app which lets you remotely control the Helium Music Manager PC software from anywhere around your house.
We offer features to catalog, browse, search, play, stream, create playlists, tag and rename, print good looking reports, rip cd’s, burn cd’s, you name it.
We have been doing this since 1997. It’s time for a change.
In 1997 it felt good to add features that let you “lend out” a CD. It was logical to have the ability to manually add information about cassette or vinyl records to the application. It also felt like a great idea to have a utility which could send tracks to a device connected to a computer by cable (remember those devices called MP3 players?).
Those were good times.
Fast forward to 2016.
We still believe in having your own music library that you are in total control of. Our users agree. Despite the rise of streaming services that let’s you access more music than you can ever listen to even a fraction of we still see a growing user base of the Helium products.
We have users who were never interested in streaming services (music enthusiasts, radio stations, DJs etc).
We have users who were on the other side and are now back (some people couldn’t find the music they already owned, some felt they drowned in the big sea of music and some just didn’t like to pay a monthly fee for music that they still didn’t own when they stopped their subscription).
We have new users coming in each and every day who appreciate the feeling of building your very own music collection.
Now don’t get us wrong. We also use streaming services. We even like them. Who wouldn’t like gaining access to new music for free the instant it’s available? But it still doesn’t cover all needs.
We want to offer you products that are built for todays and tomorrows needs. This means that we need to do some changes. We have decided to turn the page and start from scratch.
We call it Codename: Neon.