Medly Wins Best App of 2016

Waterloo, Dec 7th 2016 — Medly, a Canadian startup that’s built an electronic music-making app for iPhone and iPad, swept Asia in Apple’s Best Apps of 2016 list. Taking the top spot Tuesday night in Japan and South Korea for iPad, and runner-up in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan for iPhone. Also placing in the top 10 in other countries, including Canada.

Making music in Medly is as easy as drawing notes on a grid to create rhythms and melodies. With access to 112 instruments, ranging from House synths to Classical violins, and hundreds of drum and FX samples, musicians can create songs in a variety of genres. Alongside tools such as FX automation and multiple export formats, Medly has become the tool chosen by both new and seasoned musicians to draft and create their music.

“Over the past year, we’ve seen Medly become a fan favourite amongst not only beginners, but professionals as well,” said Basil Al-Dajane, co-founder of Medly. “Today, we’re one step closer to realizing our goal of making everyone a musician. We’re constantly amazed at the songs our users make using Medly, and have some exciting new tools planned for 2017.”

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About Medly

Originally released for iPad in March 2015, Medly relaunched a year later with a new design for iPhone and iPad. Since then, Medly has gone on to be downloaded over half a million times, received an Apple Editor’s Choice, Best Apps of March 2016, and now Best App of 2016.

Medly was founded in April 2011 while co-founders Basil Al-Dajane and Jayson Rhynas where studying Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. You can learn more at

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