Listen, the gesture-controlled app for listening to music, has been updated to include several new features, such as support for AirPlay, as well as a new look and feel.

Unlike many other apps, Listen doesn’t rely on a button-based interface. Instead, navigating the app is achieved via swiping and other gestures.

Bike 730x486 Gesture based music app Listen gets a major update for iOS 7

The update to Listen reinvigorates the overall design by bringing it more in line with iOS 7’s look and feel but it’s not just a new lick of paint – parts of the app were also rebuilt from the ground up to make it faster and smoother to navigate.

Other new features in the update include output via AirPlay, a rework of the Favorites feature to allow tracks to be added or removed with just one swipe and a new song selection screen with a Spotlight-like search feature.

Overall, the updates look to make one of our favorite gesture-based music apps even prettier and more user friendly, which is always a welcome gift at any time of the year. The revamp comes in plenty of time too, as Apple has said that devs have until February 1 to make their apps iOS 7 compliant.

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