There are plenty of apps that let you stream music from the internet to an iPhone. Rockola is the first I’ve seen that lets you select music not just by genre or artist, but by mood. Just choose from Sentimental, Melancholic, Intense, or Optimistic and choose a decade or several and Rockola will start playing songs meeting your criteria.
As you can see from the color wheel above, you don’t just have 4 moods to choose from. You can slide your finger in any direction to change the degree of sentimentality, optimism, or other mood.
You can also search for music by artist, tag, or browser through Rockola’s list of stations.
If Rockola plays a song you don’t want to hear, you can skip it — although if you skip too many songs you get a warning message telling you to slow down. And if there’s a song you do like, there’s a link to purchase it from iTunes. You can’t save favorites from the mobile app, but you can create an account at rockola.fm and save favorites which you can access when you login using the mobile app.
While the Rockola web site is in Spanish, the mobile app will auto-detect your language.
Rockola is available as a free download from the App Store.