The pre-import Swedish service earned its first mention here within the first weeks of our launch, following a barrage of global press coverage about its American debut, anticipation and eventual launch of an app platform, the portentous end of free (which never actually happened), slowly building on the mythos that would secure its role as the prettiest girl at the dance.
It’s true, what they say: Our digital lives are moving to the cloud. Whenever we fire up Facebook instead of a local email client, we’re taking part in the shift from locally-run software to the networked app world.
First to market is a myth. Spotify’s new apps brings the previously UK/Europe only online radio platform to iOS, and that puts Pandora on alert (no, not the one in Avatar).
The iPad and iPhone have revolutionized sound. From music recommendation engines to instantly recognize a song to 5-second access to streaming radio from Saudi Arabia, these four apps may be the only music apps you need.
Online radio station Last FM has released a tool to promote its library of three million tracks from independent artists.
The digital music scene has exploded during the past few years, and now there are apps galore to help enhance your world. Here are some highly rated apps that will give you hours of enjoyable listening wherever you are.
Free Android and iPhone app Check In Radio hopes to streamline relations between radio stations and listeners by letting fans enter contests digitally via their smartphones, rather than having to call in to register. Whether both sides of the divide will embrace the application or appreciate the new vistas it opens is another matter entirely.
Triton Digital (www.tritondigital.com), a market leader enabling media companies to manage, measure and monetize their content digitally, today announced a free application for radio stations that enables listeners with smartphones to “check in” to their favorite local radio stations – rather than calling in – to enter contests.