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Topic # 24449 24-Jul-2008 13:09
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I just downloaded a very cool app for my iPhone, Shazam, if you do not have it yet, I suggest you get it.
Basically, you can hold your iPhone up to a speaker that is playing music and the App will look through a DB of 5million+ tracks and match the music to the artist, album and track name, then you can buy the track straight away via iTunes, now thats cool IMO.


http://www.shazam.com/music/portal/page/default/template/pages/p/iphone.html


"Already an industry standard, Shazam fully integrates with and complements the iPhone's native environment, allowing you to seamlessly discover, buy and share tunes simply by holding your iPhone to music for just a few seconds.

Key user features:

  • Tag music: identify music anywhere - whether it's on the radio, TV, in a movie or in a store.
  • Build your own soundtrack: see the list grow every time music is tagged.
  • Get the music: go straight to iTunes to preview and buy.
  • Music Videos: see related videos of the track on YouTube.
  • Capture the moment: personalise the tag by taking a photo and adding it to 'My Tags'.
  • Share the moment: send track details to friends via email.

The Shazam application enables you to tap into a vast database of nearly 5 million tracks giving instant satisfaction for those times when you want to know the tune that is playing, learn more about the artist, buy the song immediately - or simply add it to your playlist."


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  Reply # 150937 24-Jul-2008 13:14
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also can use Pandora

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  Reply # 150938 24-Jul-2008 13:16

I believe Pandora is not available on the NZ AppStore?

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  Reply # 151479 25-Jul-2008 23:30
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I think Midomi can do something similar, but I haven't tried it. It is at least available in the NZ app store.

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  Reply # 151546 26-Jul-2008 11:30
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Didn't Telecom used to have or currently have (?) a similar thing where you could phone a number on your mobile and do the same thing? ie. put the phone up to a speaker and get the song details.

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Reply # 151548 26-Jul-2008 11:37
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Yes, they did. But it wasn't "cool" enough for people to use.

I wrote before - a lot of "new" stuff is actually stuff we've seen before. I've noticed lots of "new" services around that we (the team I worked with) implemented for telcos back in 2000. But now they are cool. People's perceptions change.




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  Reply # 151555 26-Jul-2008 11:58
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freitasm: Yes, they did. But it wasn't "cool" enough for people to use.

I wrote before - a lot of "new" stuff is actually stuff we've seen before. I've noticed lots of "new" services around that we (the team I worked with) implemented for telcos back in 2000. But now they are cool. People's perceptions change.

I don't recall the details but you wrote something about "quick chat".

I just don't see that ever taking off, but I guess it was one way to get around no SMS on the network :D

On another note, do the Telecom "Minicall" pagers still work?

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  Reply # 151556 26-Jul-2008 12:06
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ahmad: I just don't see that ever taking off, but I guess it was one way to get around no SMS on the network :D


That is one service Telecom launched when they did not have SMS. I am talking about other stuff, such as "click-to-call" where small applets on websites would connect people using VoIP directly to companies, friends, etc. I worked on a project for that back in 2000. Now you hear about companies like Jahjah and so on. But the technology was actually out there years ago.




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