Last.fm Gets An Android Application
January 23, 2009 at 3:03 PM (PT)
Musically geared social network LAST.FM has launched an application for the ANDROID platform that enables users to stream radio stations, get concert information -- and, according to TECHCRUNCH.COM, it can track users’ listening habits based on their LAST.FM profile.
The company says the application should be available here, but I'm not seeing anything there yet so maybe we should just be patient until they get around to effectively have the app up for download on ANDROID Market. (It’s also nowhere to be found when you actually search from the G1).
The application enables users to access their LAST.FM profile and millions of streaming tracks on ANDROID-powered phones, and supports "background playback," which allows users to listen to music while accessing other programs. LAST.FM has been offering an application for the iPHONE/iPOD TOUCH for about six months now with the same feature set apart from the background playback functionality.
One of LAST.FM's social music network rivals, IMEEM, has been available on the ANDROID platform since OCTOBER 2008. The third big gun in this arena, PANDORA, has yet to get its own ANDROID application.