Can we have some use­ful mu­sic apps?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - STUBS - Jim Car­roll

How many mu­sic apps do you have on your phone which you never use? We might use Spo­tify and Shazam on a daily ba­sis, but there’s likely to be another bunch of them just sit­ting there tak­ing up space.

These apps could be for a fes­ti­val you went to once, an artist you were into for a few weeks in 2013, or a me-too so­cial-media yoke which got loads of media hype but was ac­tu­ally fairly use­less. So here’s a few pro­pos­als for apps that we’d hap­pily down­load. Web de­vel­op­ers, set your phasers to steal. Ticket checker An app that tells you that the gig or fes­ti­val you re­ally want to go to, but can’t be ar­sed buy­ing a ticket for right now, is re­ally about to sell out. It would also stop loads of peo­ple moan­ing about the fact that they now want to go to the sold-out Elec­tric Pic­nic, de­spite the fact that tick­ets went on sale last Septem­ber. The Zane Lowe klaxon Warns lis­ten­ers to the new Beats 1 ra­dio sta­tion when Zane Lowe is about to speak so you can turn the vol­ume down. Or bet­ter still, does it for you au­to­mat­i­cally. Tay­lor Swift Is Gonna Get Ya! Now that she’s suc­cess­fully dealt with Ap­ple on be­half of in­die acts ev­ery­where, an in­ter­ac­tive game where Swifty kicks some other asses. Ground con­trol An­swer­ing the re­ally im­por­tant ques­tions about ground con­di­tions at fes­ti­val sites and the need to bring or not bring wellies.

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