Plenty of hardware manufacturers are showing off their new gadgets at MWC in Barcelona this week. It’s not all about hardware though, there are tons of software and infrastructure innovators at the event.
One pretty notable presence is Shazam. The company just announced a new version of the app built specifically for iPad and Android tablets which should land on the App Store/Google Play Store in the next few weeks.
Here’s what the redesigned app will feature:
An exciting new design featuring an innovative home screen that invites exploration to see what TV shows* and music people are currently tagging, as well as find out what’s most popular in the Shazam Tag Charts.
An interactive mapping feature, enabling fans to zoom in to any city in the world to discover, buy and share the most popular music people are listening to in that location – starting at the continent level, then drilling down into the country, state/region, city and even to the town level, in some cases;
An improved Shazam Friends feature, providing people with one of the best ways to discover new music and media from their friends as well as giving them quick access to preview and comment on their friends’ tags;
Lightning-fast tagging, so that people can identify what they’re watching or listening to in as little as one second;
Sharing that’s easier than ever, including a streamlined way to tell your friends about your finds via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email; and,
Automatic resubmission. If people are in a poor network reception area, they no longer have to manually resubmit their tags when they get to a better reception area. Resubmission will happen automatically, and the user will be notified.
Shazam is still growing really quickly, especially on the iPad. The music-tagging company just revealed that it has surpassed the 300 million user milestone. It’s a big announcement, and it’s likely the new app and range of services will only encourage more engagement. Can’t wait to see it.