Last.fm Mobile

Last.fm Mobile 1.4

Tune in to Last.fm on your Pocket PC

For many people, Last.fm has not only superceded traditional radio, but also their MP3 collection has been left untouched for months, such is the power of the service. If you haven't tried Last.fm at all yet then you're probably wondering what the big deal is. Just try it. In fact, try it on your mobile so you can carry it around with you and really get a feel for it. View full description

PROS

  • Fluid scrobbling
  • Quick to configure

CONS

  • Basic interface

Very good
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For many people, Last.fm has not only superceded traditional radio, but also their MP3 collection has been left untouched for months, such is the power of the service. If you haven't tried Last.fm at all yet then you're probably wondering what the big deal is. Just try it. In fact, try it on your mobile so you can carry it around with you and really get a feel for it.

Though still in development stage, Last.fm Mobile replicates some of the functionality of the online radio app, allowing you to tune into the kind of music you enjoy wherever you go. The program furnishes you with the 'scrobbling' feature of Last.fm, which basically checks the songs you're currently listening to the most and automatically suggests tracks from similar artists, helping you to broaden your musical horizons.

Provided, of course, you have a Last.fm account, the application is a breeze to set up, and you'll be listening to some great tunes within a couple of minutes. However, because Last.fm Mobile is in its early stages of development, it's a little quirky in places and the interface isn't as slick as it could be.

In terms of functionality, the Pocket PC version of the software replicates both the scrobbling feature and radio streaming of the original, whereas the Smartphone version only handles scrobbling through Windows Media Player.

Despite its rather primitive nature, Last.fm Mobile is still great for enjoying the wonder of this online broadcasting revolution werever you go.

If you are a Last.fm user then this application which is currently in development could be of interest to you. Last.fm Mobile in its Pocket PC version has scrobbling and radio functionality, and the Smartphone version is limited to scrobbling from Windows Media Player - but it works perfectly.

In case you're not aware, Last.fm is a UK-based internet radio and music community website, founded in 2002. It is the world's largest social music platform with over 20 million active users based in more than 232 countries. On 30 May 2007, CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm for £140m (US$280m), making Last.fm the largest European Web 2.0 purchase to date.

Using a unique music recommendation system known as "Audioscrobbler", Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of all the songs the user listens to, either on the streamed radio stations or on the user's computer or portable music device.

This information is transferred to Last.fm's database ("scrobbled") via a plug-in installed into the user's music player. The profile data is displayed on a personal web page. The site offers numerous social networking features and can recommend and play artists similar to the user's favourites.

Source: Wikipedia

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Last.fm Mobile 1.4