Few mobile apps make use of user interface sounds. Whether through lack of time, expertise or interest, not enough developers make use of it. Good sound can enhance usability and draw people into your app, just like well-considered UI or a beautiful icon.
Many developers lack the tools or knowledge to do sound well, and most free sound libraries suck. So we figured we'd make it easy for you, and put together a free pack of beautiful, simple sounds that can be used wherever you like.
Handcrafted in Tasmania by an experienced sound designer/iOS developer, Octave is curated from a personal collection of over 10,000 individual samples harvested over the last decade.
Yep, as in beer. Use the sounds for whatever you want, gratis. Attribution is always welcome, but not required.
Need custom sounds for your app or project? Get in touch.
Using iOS or OS X? A UIButton Category is included, to make interface sounds as easy as:
[myButton setSoundNamed:@"mySound.aif" forControlEvent: UIControlEventTouchUpInside]
If you can't find the sound you're looking for in Octave, or you're just after something unique for your project, we also offer custom design services.
We'll work with you to understand your app, and how sound could complement its existing look & feel and enhance your users' experience. Sounds are then created specifically for your app.