10/21/2008 5:43:00 PM
MySpace launches application for Android
MySpace has launched an application customized for the Android platform.
Users of the site will be able to upload photos, check bands tour schedules, view and comment on photos, profiles and bulletins, search and add friends, send and receive messages and update their status.
The applications also has a new feature; being integrated with Shazam, the music recognition service, users can hold their mobiles towards the music they want to recognize and the application will take them straight to the band’s MySpace site.
More than two million people access the company’s mobile site daily and according to ABI Research, 70% of people who use social networks on mobile have visited MySpace.
John Faith, vice president and general manager of MySpace Mobile said: ‘MySpace users will love the new Android integration with cool features like instant photo uploading and access to the latest shows from their favorite bands. We want to ensure that all users have access to their global MySpace network while they’re on-the-go, and we believe Android is a natural fit for an optimized MySpace Mobile experience.’