This post was published in July 2009 and may contain facts or opinion that are no longer current.

iPhone Scrobbling

Dear Apple,

iPhone Settings iPhone Music Settings iPhone Settings

I’ve had my iPhone almost a year now. It’s been out for a little over twenty-four months, if I can add up right. Is there a decent reason that I have still have to jump through hoops to add music I play to Sure, is a comparatively small site1 - but you’re touting Facebook and Flickr exporting features as a pretty major upgrade to iPhoto. Plus, I can’t imagine that something like this would be particularly difficult for you guys to code.

It’s not like scrobbling is really data-intensive, either. Basically, I just don’t see why you haven’t done it yet.



Click the images for bigger versions. No, you get no points for realising I did them in Photoshop; it’s not tough.

  1. 30 million active users, versus Facebook’s 200 million; so says the Gospel according to Wikipedia


By Matt on 04 July 2009 at 09:46:

I’m guessing you’ve seen this, but here it is just in case:

By Alex Muller on 04 July 2009 at 12:03:

Yeah Matt, I’d seen that – thanks though. I just wish there was a way to only send track data, and not have to stream the music from them as well.

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