So, why not introduce this sort of model in Synthesia? That is, a store that is available from within Synthesia, where "developers" can contribute pieces for sale (or for free), complete with hand allocation and finger numbering? This would be a solution to what I have found frustrating with Synthesia, namely the limitation on the number of pieces specifically made for it with hand and finger allocations. Importing your own MIDI pieces is a great feature, but useless for people who want to learn the pieces with hand and finger allocations.
This way, the Synthesia developer can make more money and increase development, while customers can find a greater variety of pieces to learn. A win-win situation that could potentially elevate Synthesia up to being the no. 1 keyboard-learning-game app in the market.
So, the new store model would incorporate these features:
- Built into Synthesia
- Offer Free and paid pieces
- Users can contribute and sell pieces
- "Updates" for pieces upon revision
- Cloud-based account with retrievable purchases
- Ratings and reviews system
- Filter by genre, composer, difficulty, length, ratings, etc. (and any combination of them)
- App-store like aesthetic (cover images, previews)
- Bundles (eg. by theme, composer, etc.)
- Top charts
- Free piece-of-the-week to attract users
- "Family sharing" of pieces
- Piece highlights