This endangered species of beloved multi-touch app – the one that (in hardware form) inspired all the rest – has a second lease on life. But you’ll have to wait a bit to see the Lemur in the wild on app stores again. Here are the details, just announced.
MIDI Kinetics has publicly announced it acquired Lemur from its original iOS/Android developer, Liine. All of this statement is important, so I’ll copy-paste:
We are very excited to announce that MIDI Kinetics has acquired Lemur. A big thank you to Liine for this fantastic opportunity. Lemur has become an indispensable tool for so many artists.
Ahead will be a significant task to reimplement the business, so we will hold off on further announcements for now. Lemur will remain off the App Store/Google Play, and sales and support for both MIDI Kinetics products and Lemur are still officially closed until we are confident in our ability to service customers.
We realize that many people rely on Lemur and the MIDI Kinetics controllers and are eager to get their systems stable. If you currently have Lemur or any MIDI Kinetics controllers, they are stable and working and you should be able to continue to use them as you have been. However, if you get a new device you will not be able to re-download it. From the perspective of the App Store, this application no longer exists. If you rely on Lemur it is critical that you do not purchase a new device until we release.
Thank you again to all our wonderful customers and supporters, and thanks again to Liine for giving us the opportunity to carry on the name of our little blue friend.
Cheers and happy music making!
All the latest documentation and desktop software downloads are available from their site, so let’s direct you there: https://www.midikinetics.com/
There are certainly other new mobile, multi-touch apps out there, but it would have been a shame to see the Lemur disappear from the earth. We’ll keep an eye out for when it’s back on app stores again and what updates MIDI Kinetics may have in mind.