And finally, there’s potential for this to just plain work as a
way to help you find new music. It’s already abundantly clear how
important social is to music discovery. The social aspects of Rdio
and Spotify are some of their strongest features. Facebook has
become, by way of those two services, something akin to a pop
chart of your friends favorite songs. Likewise, Ping’s poor social
implementation explains why it never went anywhere.
The app is really good — useful for its intended purpose of helping you find new music, and full of interesting interaction design elements. This is obviously what Apple was shooting for with Ping, done right.