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Can Mobile17 predict the Grammy Awards?

We took the total number of ringtones made between the dates of October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012 using and our mobile apps.

Will the Top Ringtone Artists also call themselves Grammy Award Winners?  We’ll find out this weekend!

Record Of The Year

  • Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • We Are Young - Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

Song Of The Year

  • The A Team - Ed Sheeran
  • Adorn - Miguel
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
  • We Are Young - Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe

Best New Artist

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Fun. 
  • Hunter Hayes
  • The Lumineers
  • Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • Stronger  - Kelly Clarkson
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Wide Awake - Katy Perry
  • Where Have You Been - Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Shake It Out - Florence & The Machine
  • We Are Young - Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Sexy And I Know It - Lmfao 
  • Payphone - Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa

Best Rock Song

  • Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
  • Freedom at 21 - Jack White
  • Madness - Muse
  • I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
  • We Take Care of Our Own - Bruce Springsteen

Best Rap Performance

  • Hyfr (Hell Ya … Right) - Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne
  • … In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West 
  • Daughters - Nas
  • Mercy - Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • I Do - Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Wild Ones - Flo Rida Featuring Sia 
  • No Church In The Wild - Jay-z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The Dream
  • Tonight (Best You Ever Had) - John Legend Featuring Ludacris
  • Cherry Wine - Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
  • Talk That Talk - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Performance

  • Daughters - Nas
  • I Do - Young Jeezy
  • Mercy - Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • HYFR - Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne 
  • … In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West

Top 20 Ringtones of 2012 - Part 1

2012 was a year that brought us so many great musical memories — Dr. Dre bringing 2pac back to life on stage at Coachella, Psy overtaking Justin Bieber to become the most-watched video in YouTube history, and Adele winning all 6 of the Grammys for which she was nominated.  

We thought we would compile a list of 2012’s Top 20 Ringtones created on Mobile17.

20. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

19. Rihanna – Diamonds

18. Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know

17. Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera – Moves like Jagger

16. Maroon 5 – One More Night

15. Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me

14. Unter Null - Godless (Studio-X Hard Dance Remix) 

13. Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

12. Luke Bryan – Drunk On You

11. Adele – Set Fire to the Rain

Free PRO APPS Weekend!

Hi Everyone

In honour of the launch of the new website, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped Mobile17 become the ringtone juggernaut that it is today.  So for this weekend only, January 19-20, upgrade to the Pro version of the Mobile17 Android and iOS apps for free!

Free Pro Weekend

Download the apps here!

Mobile17 iOS PRO

Mobile17 Android PRO

We’ve had a few emails from users who have paid and downloaded our Pro iOS version in the past, who now find themselves having to pay again for the latest update.  To make a long story short, Apple does not allow app owners to transfer apps between developer accounts.  For tax purposes, our company had to create a new Apple account, deactivate the old apps (which means we lost all our reviews and iTunes ranking) and re-launch the Mobile17 iOS apps into a new account.  We feel terrible that some Pro users have had to pay twice, so this would be a great opportunity to update the Pro apps, and enjoy our services advertisement free.

We’d love to hear feedback on the new website, and any features you’d like to see on the web or in the apps. 


Brand new for 2013

Hello Mobile17’ers

A lot of exciting things have been happening here at Mobile17, and the we couldn’t  wait to release them to you.  For the last couple months, we have been brain-storming ways to add value to our amazing and loyal users, and the first thing that jumped out to us was that our website needed a bit of a facelift. 

As you can see, is still under construction, and very much in beta, but we wanted to release it in order to start getting some feedback on what you like/dislike/would like to see in the future. 

Just a couple of the newly added features:

As you can see, we’re back to using the original Mobile17 blog, and we plan on posting more frequently here, and on our Facebook page and Twitter, and we can’t wait to interact with our users more often.

So take a look around and let us know what you think!

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Dave & The Mobile17 crew

iPhone & Android ‘Ringtone Maker’ App versions 1.2.0 released!

A little while ago, we updated our iPhone App to 1.2.0 and we have now done the same for Android!

This version features numerous updates and social media sharing for your completed ringtones. It’s a recommended update for everyone, and also includes the ability to instantly set your ringtone as an Alarm or Notification sound almost instantly.

Check it out, and please send us feedback if you can! Enjoy. This is an update for both Free and Pro ($0.99) users, and both Apps still offer full ringtone creation functionality.

Download now:

Android Support: An Infographic

According to Michael Degusta at, Android is seemingly creating “orphans” – often neglecting to upgrade or update any of its products, even sometimes selling products that are 2 major updates behind.

I went back and found every Android phone shipped in the United States1 up through the middle of last year. I then tracked down every update that was released for each device - be it a major OS upgrade or a minor support patch - as well as prices and release & discontinuation dates. I compared these dates & versions to the currently shipping version of Android at the time.

The most important question that comes to mind is, why don’t android phones get updated? One of the main problems seems to be the delivery of any updates is very complicated. While iOS goes from Apply directly to the devices, Android “has to go from Google to the phone manufacturers to the carriers to the devices.” It’s the cell phone equivalent of the childhood game, whisper down the lane. According to Degusta, there’s seemingly no incentive for smartphone manufacturers themselves to update the operating systems, because manufacturers don’t make money after the sale.

Don’t think that these issues go unnoticed. Baird Research polled 250 working developers on the matter, asking them: “Do You View Android Fragmentation As A Problem?” The results speak for themselves:

To read more about Degusta’s conclusions, visit his site here.

Mobile17 “Ringtone Maker” Windows Phone App released.

Today, we’re announcing that the first version of our Windows Phone App called “Ringtone Maker” is now available on the Marketplace.

This brings our website to three smartphone platforms, to date, including iPhone and Android. Stay tuned for more updates and more features.

The App is a free download and works nicely in pair with our website.


UPDATE (2011/10/21): For help activating and syncing your ringtones to our Windows Phone App, visit:

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