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last.fm or pandora-like app for mobile phones

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  • Created: Aug 2, 2006, 9:10 am
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The Idea

What would I do if I had a flat data rate cost on my new EDGE smartphone? I"d use a version of last.fm/pandora for my mobile phone. This is how mobile phones could use the fact that they are internet enabled with equivalent speeds to some broadband networks to compete with proper MP3 players and satellite radio. Auto-discovery of music you like based on OTHER music you"ve liked is big/will be big. In an ideal world the apps would use the existing last.fm/pandora servers and have the same features of the Windows application. You would be able to buy/download tracks to your phone, and it would make money off of these music sales. This would also get around not being able to use last.fm/pandora in corporate settings. The hole in one would be negotiating a contract to develop this for last.fm or pandora as this could be a huge, huge market. But if that didn"t work out, developing competing software for the wireless market could still be a coup d"etat (but would require more work develo

I thought of this idea when I was...

Playing around with my new Nokia 6682 and last.fm at the same time.

Comments Posted

mjlambie Posted: August 2, 2006, 11:47 am

yeah. actually, this is where pandora or last.fm would truly thrive. especially now. limited HD space on phones. i want to listen to something cool on the road. i have all my music on my computer, so i rarely listen to last or pandora (w/ my Hak5 pandora's jar download). however, if i had that on my phone, i'd use it all the time. it's essentially satellite radio with customizable stations. It could definitely take down the satellite contenders. bitchin idea. c'mon!

engtech Posted: August 2, 2006, 11:56 pm

The Nokia opensource page has implementation code for an HTTP Internet Radio stream as well as ports of perl and python for the S60/Symbian phones.

Not that writing this in perl/python is a good idea. I just think it's cool that they have perl/python available on the phone.

anathema Posted: April 13, 2007, 2:24 am

I have developed a prototype Last.fm client for Symbian S60 in Python. It presently requires an external player (LCGJukebox does the job).
Check it out at http://m3solutions.c.../lastfm.py_v1.02.rar

El_Jivaro Posted: April 16, 2007, 3:33 am

I love this idea. Listening to Pandora right now.


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