Magnatune iPhone app now available
Apple has approved our free iPhone app for listening to the entire Magnatune catalog from your iPhone.
This version lets you listen to all of the entire Magnatune catalog for free, but with my voice at the end of each song. We're submitting a new version to Apple today with membership support (as well as 128k mp3s over 3g), and I hope that Apple will that now that they've allowed us in.
More info about the app in a previous blog entry.
Android Phone users can use our Magnatune Android App.
Posted by John Buckman on November 5, 2009 at 10:27 AM | Permalink
So when's the Android app coming?
Posted by: Lee Daniel Crocker at Nov 5, 2009 1:26:53 PM
Posted by: Thomas of mystified at Nov 5, 2009 2:37:41 PM
I've been wishing I could listen to your albums on my iPod touch and Voila! I just read your email and instantly downloaded the app. I'm a happy listener.
Posted by: Caryn at Nov 7, 2009 2:55:59 AM
Brilliant stuff, I'm glad to see Magnaute made even more accessable, and a well designed app too!
Posted by: Ben at Nov 7, 2009 5:09:59 AM
I'm close to finishing the next version of the Magnatune iPhone app. I've added the following features:
1. indexed artist and album lists, so you don't have to scroll all the way through the list to get to the Zs, for instance -- you can just tap the "Z" in the index that appears down the right side of the list
2. background thread to load the album art
3. ability to play AAC streams, which means a much higher audio quality with fewer dropouts on 3G
Posted by: John Michael Zorko at Nov 10, 2009 4:01:13 AM
A really big app - thank you so much!
One question: What's the deal with Apple when I want to buy an album or song directly from the app? Who gets (and how much in %) the money? Is it better for the artist (and magnatune) to buy at the magnatune website or per iPhone-app? And when I buy just from iTunes, will the money comes back to you?
Why I can't find your emails as a blog here on the website - it would be good and informative ...
All the best
Posted by: Hardy 'Knuddelbacke' at Nov 30, 2009 2:12:35 PM
I think I was not clear in my previous comment. Sure this is your blog but it's very hard to find from the magnatune-homepage ... how about a 'blog'-button?
Posted by: Hardy 'Knuddelbacke' at Nov 30, 2009 2:16:30 PM