Last Updated Jun 23, 2010 10:08 AM EDT
The latest version of Pandora's iPhone app just hit the App Store, bringing with it the promised multitasking support that'll let you stream music in the background on iOS4. It's free, so go get it!Thus far, the idea of any radio app on a single-task device has long been a lost cause:
- Constant disruptions: On a mobile phone, any call would disrupt the current music. Even apps that jumped back into the program would have to reload the app and slowly connect to the music server via the cell or wireless connection.
- All music or no music: On a mobile phone or tablet, radio apps required either playing music (and only playing music) or not playing any at all.
- Only Apple music for multitasking: Whether intended or not, Apple has made iTunes the only multitasking music "app". Potential iTunes replacements like SoundHound have been neutered by single-task environments, while portable radio programs like Pandora have been limited in growth on Apple devices.
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