Songkick brings concert calendar, band alerts, and more to Android
Startup music service Songkick has released its Android application today, bringing a host of live music features to your smartphone. Thanks to integration with a user’s Google Music account, Last.fm, Pandora, and music library, Songkick provides live music information, local concert details, and other relevant goodies.
Looking for some tickets to an upcoming tour? Songkick has you covered with in-app purchasing and custom alerts. The Android app is built with 4.0 aesthetics is feature-rich and offers a home screen widget with real-time updates.
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London, England – 12 June 2012 – Songkick is announcing today its Songkick Concerts app for Android, available now on Google Play. Fans can discover first the latest live music information for their favorite artists with a personalized, local concert calendar. Songkick, the world’s largest single source of concert information, makes the concert discovery experience more fun, easy and social.
Built to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich user experience standards, the app features a useful home screen widget that provides real-time updates when your favorite bands announce tour dates near you. Track your favorite artists from your Android music library, Google Music account, Pandora, or Last.fm app, taking advantage of the Android 4.0 content provider framework. With stunning gesture-based navigation, you can easily swipe between your plans, new concerts, and all concerts in your location. Interactive notifications ensure you find out about new concerts before tickets go on sale.
“Following on from our explosive growth on iPhone and Spotify, the Songkick for Android app has been the loudest request from our users, and we’ve spent time understanding how to really take advantage of the awesome functionality in Ice Cream Sandwich,” said Ian Hogarth, Songkick CEO and co-founder.
He added, “Research shows that fans go to twice as many concerts once they have Songkick, and a huge number of music fans now listen to music on the go on their mobile devices. We can’t wait to get Android users out to see more shows with their friends.”
- Instantly scan your music library, your Google Music account, and your Last.fm app to track your favorite artists.
- Import your favorite artists from your Facebook, Pandora or Last.fm accounts.
- Get a personalized, local concert calendar for your bands.
- Receive alerts when new concerts by your artists are announced.
- For every concert, you can view the full line-up, venue, map, and compare the best ticket offers.
- Jump-to-letter alphabet scrolling makes it quick to move through your tracked bands.
- Browse all events in your calendar or any city worldwide. Add more locations for cities you are interested in or plan to visit.
- Invite friends to concerts, and add them to your Google Calendar.
- Embedded Google Maps make navigation quick and easy.
- Customize your tracked bands, so you never miss your favorite artists playing live.
- Browse the full tour schedule for the bands you like.
- Keep track of your concert plans all in one convenient place.
Songkick on Android is fully integrated with your Songkick.com account, so you can stay in sync anytime. All of your live music information on-the-go, in one convenient place.