17 Sep 2011
Apps I'll Never Make: Social Playlists for Public Places
Soundhound and Shazam are great, but what if you want to know about the song that just finished at the bar/coffeeshop/store you’re in? This app would allow people playing music in public places to upload/update their playlist to a site tagged with their location, and then users would connect to find out what’s playing near them.
From there you could do all kinds of interesting things, like having users request songs or foursquare integration that tailors the playlist for whoever’s checked in at the time based on their combined Last.fm history.
Maybe something like this already exists, I’m not sure. I’m not exactly the most prolific music listener ever. If it does, I’d love to hear about it!
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David at 11:20