7digital Expands and Accelerates On Mobile DevicesPosted by alexcorradi on March 13th, 2012 – 3 Comments
The updated 7digital Android app features an intuitive new swipe navigation, additional recommendations and featured music, hardware acceleration and enhancements. The updated app is designed to take full advantage of the new functionality in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including the Android Beam Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Using Beam, 7digital users can share music playlists by touching their Android 4.0 smartphones or tablets together. Playlists will consist of 30 second track previews, unless both users have the tracks already downloaded.
7digital now has over 2 million active users on mobile devices, with over 800,000 installs of its Android app alone. 7digital is a truly cross-platform service, with apps for the Android, BlackBerry and iOS platforms and an HTML5 mobile store.
7digital’s iOS app has been updated to support iOS 5 and various performance and user experience enhancements. 7digital for mobile web continues to be upgraded so users can experience 7digital on any device, even without an app. The app updates bring 7digital’s high-quality music download experience to the broadest range of mobile devices and countries in the market, giving users access to 7digital’s 18 million strong catalogue of high quality tracks.
The 7digital Windows Phone app, with an integrated Metro user interface, has also been completed and will soon be available at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Ben Drury, CEO 7digital comments, “We’re seeing great momentum on mobile devices and updating our existing apps, and launching on the Windows Phone platform, will ensure this continues.
“With Google buying Motorola and Amazon focused on the Kindle Fire device, we’re the only truly agnostic, independent and cross-platform music download service that allows music lovers to purchase music and access their entire collection on all their devices without being locked to one platform.”
7digital technology is also pre-installed on devices including Samsung’s Galaxy and Wave series and RIM’s BlackBerry and PlayBook devices.
Drury and Vickie Nauman, President of 7digital-North America, will both speak on panels on Wednesday, March 14 at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX. Drury will be featured in the NARM/digitalmusic.org Start Up Academy as part of “Getting Under the Hood: Music Operations for CTOs and Developers.” Naumam will be on the panel “Music in Devices – What is Working?” In addition, on March 22 Nauman will be at the Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Canada to speak on “Distribution & Profit: Does Music’s ‘Victimless Crime’ Finally Pay?”