The race to create the perfect mobile music player has been ongoing, and Beat by Monkey Bits is an app that flips the script on what's already been tried by creating a stripped-down, gesture-based player for iOS. Not to be confused with Beats Music, the streaming music service helmed by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, the Beat app was created by Monkey Bits, a mobile/Web user-interface design company based in Serbia. The free app's latest version for iOS was released in November. Beat isn't a streaming service or music discovery app -- it's simply a music interface.

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