Archive for August, 2011

Update to Music Streaming for Android

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

A handy update this week to our Music Streaming app for Android, tons of small bug fixes have been made that will improve overall performance and a demo mode has been added.

So, what’s this ‘demo mode’?…. I hear you ask. Well,  it’s a way to play around with our Music Streaming app without having to sign up to the Music Streaming subscription and upload your own music beforehand. The demo mode lets you stream from 98 free tracks instantly with no commitment, so you can sample Music Streaming for Android straight away. The app itself is free to download and demo, if you like all the great features such as offline listening and want to continue to use it you’ll have to add on a Music Streaming subscription. This plan is great value at just $3.99 per month, which now includes 20GB of storage built in so you can continue to grow your music collection. You still get a 30 day free trial and on top of that if you sign up for twelve months you only pay $39.99, so that’s an additional two months for free.

Happy listening!

Also, just a quick reminder about our App Developer evening on Thursday at Manchester Metropolitan University, where Stuart Langridge will be talking Ubuntu One apps from 7pm , it’s free and there’s still time to register. Hope to see you there.

New Music Streaming app for iPhone, finally it’s here!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

A few weeks ago we told you that we’d submitted our shiny new Music Streaming iPhone app, well after some time doing the ‘app review dance’ with Apple we’re pleased to tell you it’s now live and ready for you to download

The new Ubuntu One Music Streaming app for iPhone comes packed full of great functionality and an elegant new UI, so you can wirelessly sync your entire music collection saved to your Ubuntu One personal cloud. Along with supporting MP3′s and non-DRM iTunes song formats we’ve made managing your music on the fly easy, so you can browse and search by artist, album, or song title. You can also build and listen to playlists and control your listening with skip, shuffle and repeat functions.

What makes it perfect for everyday use is that you can listen offline without a connection and enjoy your favorite songs at the gym, on that run, commute or flight. No need to worry if you get a call half way through your favourite chorus, as it will automatically resume playing when you’ve finished your call.

You can try the Ubuntu One Music Streaming on iPhone free for 30 days, after the free trial period expires Music Streaming is just $3.99 per month which now has 20GB of storage included in the price. Plus if you sign up for 12 months you get 2 months for free!

So what are you waiting for?!….Simply download from the App store and try it free for 30 days.

Happy listening!

Calling all app developers

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Stuart LangridgeLast week we told you that we launched our App Developer Program. Today we’re pleased to announce our first Ubuntu One App Developer event. Our App Developer Program is open to everybody and on Thursday 1st of September we’re inviting any interested developers to an evening of talking Ubuntu One apps and a drink or two with our futures architect, Stuart Langridge, at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK from 7pm. If you’re interested in building apps for mobile, web or the desktop to work with or use Ubuntu One’s features, or you want to bring Ubuntu One to a new platform, or you just want to hear about what’s going on, come along!

It’s a chance to bounce around some ideas, ask questions and chat with like-minded folks so come and join us. Please let us know you’re coming at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1981804631

We’re really looking forward to seeing you there on the 1st and hearing what imaginative Ubuntu One app ideas are out there…and helping you make them! To find out more about the Ubuntu One APIs we’ve already published, for file syncing and music streaming and data storage, take a look at  https://one.ubuntu.com/developer/.