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Free Social Music Player

Published 03/07/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for? is an online music platform that lets users create playlists and share them. A live feed on the homepage shows what the community is currently doing. The user can discover millions of songs and listen to them from anywhere with an internet connection. Music stations are displayed on the user’s profile so friends can access them to discover new songs and musicians. Users can also add comments and chat online using The site can help users see which musicians are the most popular in their local area. User created internet radio stations can be shared through Twitter, FourSquare and Facebook. Mobile apps are available for a wide range of devices, including iPhones, Android phones, Windows phones, Samsung Bada and Ovi Nokia devices. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app? was founded by Daniele Calabrese in July of 2008. The application’s social features have earned it recognition from sites like KillerStartups. Most users noted the way they could create playlists and share them or visit a friend’s profile to see what they are listening to. The site nurtures user interaction based around music. The application has been widely discussed on Twitter and continues to offer appealing social networking features and versions for numerous mobile devices.

What are the differences to other apps? balances social networking and music to create an appealing product. Users can enjoy their favorite bands, genres or songs and put together a playlist tailored to their preferences. goes a step further by letting users share playlists and interact through comments and chat. The application blends the attraction offered by social networking with an opportunity to listen to free music on the web then throws in a trendy interface for good measure.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Soundtracker has a trendy, modern feel that favors a dark background with hints of refreshing green. Stylish cartoon characters welcome the user on the homepage. The interface remains clean despite its fashionable design. The experience encourages users to enjoy music and interact with others. The overall feeling is friendly and complements the site’s purpose rather well. doesn’t look professional, which is a good design choice because its audience demands an environment that is fun and entertaining.

How does the registration process work?

New user can join the community by clicking one of the three buttons found in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. Two blue buttons are available for users who prefer to sign up with an existing Facebook or Twitter account. Others can click the shorter grey “Sign Up” button to create a new account. A pop up box will appear and ask the user to provide a first and last name, email address and password. The user is automatically logged in after submitting the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can create a account for nothing. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to purchase any music to maintain access to their account. Anyone can sign up and start listening or sharing playlists online. Each account is given access to a library of more than 10 million songs. This spans many major music genres and gives the user a number of opportunities to discover new artists for free.

Who would you recommend the application to? is ideal for anyone who enjoys music on the web frequently. Users can create an account and set up playlists using music from the site’s enormous library. Users with social networking profiles on Facebook and Twitter will get even more use by inviting friends and sharing playlists. The site lets users listen to music any time they want while interacting with friends and acquaintances online.

  • User can create an account through Facebook or Twitter
  • Numerous mobile apps are available for five different types of devices
  • Playlists can be created and shared online
  • Friends can view each other's profiles to see playlist information
  • Chat and comments let users discuss their favorite songs and musicians

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