Twitter Launches #Music App For iPhone, Android Version Coming Soon
Social network Twitter made an announcement on Good Morning America today and via a blog post that the entire world can now get their hands on their new music app, which was released to a handful of celebrities last week.
The app will allow users a chance to discover music through artist and others’ Tweets, listen to their music using Spotify or Rdio, check out their concert dates, watch their videos on YouTube or Vevo and buy songs via iTunes.
The company also stated that they will “continue to explore and add other music service providers.”
What’s semi-bad about this is that the app is only available for my fellow iPhone users, although the company said “over time, we will bring the service to Android as well as to more countries.”
The app is based on four pages or tabs, which you can swipe through to access. The Emerging tab shows “hidden talent found in tweets,” while Popular page displays music that’s trending across Twitter. The other two tabs focus on who you follow and your personal music taste.
Twitter #Music serves as another attempt by the platform to branch out from its horrid 140 character limit, and evolve in the world of media and music.
The app is also said to be different from the main Twitter platform.Instead of showing all updates, the music app presents a subset of the main Twitter stream that’s related to artists and their music.
And instead of showing trending topics for the entire Twitter sphere, it shows charts of trending songs, albums or artists. The charts are based upon technology developed by We Are Hunted, a small Australian company that Twitter recently acquired and relocated to San Francisco.
Sounds interesting doesn’t it? I’m going to download it and I’ll let you guys know what I think about it within the next few days on my official Twitter page!