iPhone app background scrobbling

 
    • dyltho disse...
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    • Set 23 2010, 22h23

    iPhone app background scrobbling

    Now that Apple relaxed its App Store guidelines and accepted some of the previously rejected apps such as Google Voice, will the iPhone app update to be able to scrobble tracks played through the iPod app? The jailbroken app works great but I don't want to keep jailbreaking my phone just for a scrobbling app.

    • c99koder disse...
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    • Set 23 2010, 23h57
    The app store changes don't affect this -- realtime background scrobbling requires jailbreaking due to the way Apple has implemented "multitasking" on the iPhone for 3rd party apps. It's a technical issue, not a policy issue.

    • Madjock disse...
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    • Set 29 2010, 19h54
    That's a shame, good to know, shall stick with 4.0.2 and Scrobbl for now, thanks!

  • Now that iOS4 is out, can we have scrobbling?

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  • I have to agree! iOS4 was released ages ago! C'mon last.fm, get releasing an iOS4 app!

    • [Usuário excluído] disse...
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    • Out 27 2010, 17h12

    Amen

    And where did the app go!?!? I had it, now it's not in the App store!!!??? (Canada)

    • c99koder disse...
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    • Out 27 2010, 19h21
    The multitasking in iOS 4 only allows specific tasks, such as playing streaming music, to run in the background. We can't use this for background scrobbling, as it's not one of Apple's approved background tasks.

  • question..

    i am at canada but since i have an account in usa store,
    i downloaded it and installed to my 3g phone.
    i dont think it's scrobbling at all...

  • iScrobble Premium 4 has realtime background scrobbling now.

    http://iscrobble.com

    • c99koder disse...
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    • Out 28 2010, 17h44

    Re: question..

    lunaseaux said:
    i am at canada but since i have an account in usa store,
    i downloaded it and installed to my 3g phone.
    i dont think it's scrobbling at all...
    You're correct, our iPhone app does not scrobble the built-in iPod app, only music you listen to through the radio in the app. You can scrobble your iPhone using our desktop client, or iScrobble.

  • c99koder said:
    The multitasking in iOS 4 only allows specific tasks, such as playing streaming music, to run in the background. We can't use this for background scrobbling, as it's not one of Apple's approved background tasks.


    Then why is iScrobble able to do it? Plenty of apps allow you to access your own music library within their interface -- why not this one?

    I don't think anybody is too attached to the iPod app. If the last.fm app allowed you to access your library, there's no reason it couldn't keep a log of what was played, right? And then scrobble that data?

    • Iain-K disse...
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    • Dez 3 2010, 11h11
    I suppose last.fm could allow playing of music on the iPhone through the last.fm app, that would in turn scrobble it.

    The UI would have to be killer to persuade the masses to use that over iPod, or keep UI exactly the same as iPod.

    I'm pretty sure Apple would have something to say about that one though!

    Personally I think iScrobble looks tacky and wouldn't enjoy using it.

    • Muggg disse...
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    • Dez 5 2010, 10h49

    Yep

    Indeed, the iPod app is not really that good anyway. Not bad but hey, if we can add scrobbling features and stuff now and all with iOS 4, what's taking you so long?

    I could actually build this myself. If I had some free time. And release... hmm... :-P It's the free time that's not enough... sigh

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    • i1abnrk disse...
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    • Dez 9 2010, 2h31

    Keep bugging Apple.

    Here is a template for the iTunes Store:
    This app does a great job of playing the last.fm radio stations but I am an active community member and I must scrobble or die! I'm a music snob and I need to show all the other snobs like me how much cooler my library is than theirs. Scrobbling is the most effective way of fulfilling that egocentric appetite. I would settle for play pooling that uploaded my stats when I sync but I would much prefer directly over wi-fi. Oh yeah, I also have a buggy like button.

    • narmi disse...
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    • Jan 5 2011, 15h49
    This app does the job: http://iscrobble.com

    To be honest the last.fm app is not very good. I think they have missed a trick.

    • benyu disse...
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    • Jan 5 2011, 23h06

    What about copying iOS apps like Soundhound for music playback?

    I've had the Last.fm iOS app for awhile and honestly I don't use it. Soundhound has had an iPod library player for awhile and even steps out of the way when you background/close it so that the iPod app keeps playing the song that was playing (with a slight pause, but not bad). I would love to see a Last.fm app that does this. I'll look into iScrobble as well, but still... Thanx.

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    • [Usuário excluído] disse...
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    • Fev 22 2011, 1h35
    There are lots of apps in the app store that let you access your music library and play your music through the app. Some apps display information such as lyrics or artist background. Some apps just allow for an alternative front end for the music player (such as being customized for navigation while driving). Why can't the last.fm app allow users to navigate and play the music stored locally but instead of displaying lyrics, the app scrobbles the tracks?

  • Lalquiel said:
    There are lots of apps in the app store that let you access your music library and play your music through the app. Some apps display information such as lyrics or artist background. Some apps just allow for an alternative front end for the music player (such as being customized for navigation while driving). Why can't the last.fm app allow users to navigate and play the music stored locally but instead of displaying lyrics, the app scrobbles the tracks?


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  • Then why is iScrobble able to do it

    Then why is iScrobble able to do it? Plenty of apps allow you to access your own music library within their interface -- why not this one?

    I don't think anybody is too attached to the iPod app. If the last.fm app allowed you to access your library, there's no reason it couldn't keep a log of what was played, right? And then scrobble that data?

    • wingvnt disse...
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    • Dez 17 2011, 10h03

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    • Xtinka disse...
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    • Dez 20 2011, 5h21

    ipod scrobbling

    I listen to music only on my iPhone, how can I have it scrobbled? Can someone help?? Please!

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    • Jofoto- disse...
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    • Dez 22 2011, 22h37

    scrobbled?

    scrobbled never heard of this word,

    • mxpvn disse...
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    • Jan 29 2012, 5h43
    Now that iOS4 is out, can we have scrobbling?

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