So Spotify has created an iPhone app, and, just like their desktop software, it looks to be very well-designed. Its biggest shortcoming is that, like all third-party iPhone apps, it can’t run in the background, but there’s nothing Spotify can do about that.
But so the big question is whether Apple will accept the app, despite the fact that Spotify is clearly a competitor to the iTunes Store. They should. For one thing, competition is good for Apple. For another, I think rejecting Spotify from the App Store could result in an antitrust investigation from the E.U.
Also worth a look: Spotify’s still-in-progress Android version.
★ Monday, 27 July 2009