Rating: We’ve no idea how you get the update, of course
Only days after the final release of its W7 Mango phones, Nokia has apparently created an update to its Music for Lumia app. The key addition here is a gig guide – Gigfinder. GoMo News has yet to discover whose technology powers this app. There are a few scant details on an official Nokia blog here. It says that the app, “Starts with your location and today’s date and lists the nearest, soonest gigs happening round you. Where available, you can click through to booking information. You can now also share the gig details with friends using SMS, email or social networks.” Great. But where do you get this update? The Mobile Indian here says, “Customers will get this update as and when they purchase and activate their devices.”Interestingly, Nokia claims that the updated Music app can analyze the metadata attached to your own music files and work out your favourite genres – automatically creating a playlist of tunes you’re likely to like.
The app also contains a facility called ‘Mix Radio’. This enables Lumia owners to create personalised ‘radio stations’.
The technology used to create these new stations has indexed 20,000 different artists and up to five of these personal radio stations can be saved in the app.
The user enters up to three artist names and the technology produces a completely new playlist with songs akin to the style of the artists you chose.
Gigfinder enables users to catch the best live music events and compare prices and tickets before they sell out. Plus you can also share events with your friends on Facebook.
Fine. So how do you get the download? GoMo News instinctively went to Nokia’s Ovi store to look for the app.
We were actually surprised to realise there’s no a single Lumia app on the Nokia Store. Why, because the Nokia store isn’t exclusively Symbian?
Anyway, Lumia apps are available from the Windows Phone Market Place here [UK version].
GoMo News searched the UK store and found no sign of the update.It did look a bit empty, though.
According to the Mobile Beat here, the Market Place has managed to reach 40,000 apps. Pathetic, eh? Although it is far better than the 1,000 or so webOS apps for the HP Touch Pad.