What scares me is the line about the iPhone not actually downloading the music like the Portable Player do, instead it just streams like website. In other words if you've got no cell signal or no WiFi connection you get no music major bummer.
"According to the rep, the iPhone Slacker app could be on the App Store â€œas soon as tomorrowâ€ - which could just as well mean months from now. As weâ€™re now quite accustomed to hearing, the ball is essentially in Appleâ€™s court; once they give it the greenlight, itâ€™ll go live. It wonâ€™t feature the battery-saving song caching that the BlackBerry app has claimed as an exclusive, but itâ€™ll have at least one feature exclusive temporarily: â€œFine tuningâ€. Once youâ€™ve got your streams set up, you can tell the application to adjust the stream based off of your favorites, the songâ€™s popularity, and how recently the song was released"
Does that happen to you very often; no cell or WiFi? I use Pandora App for iPhone right now and I never get any dropouts.
Not much cel /wifi coverage in the back bowls of Tahoe. And Ipod touch only use wifi.
This isn't really a slacker app as much as a way to interface the slacker web player on iphone.
Why does BB get all the fun?
I meant why does BB get exculivity to caching slacker staions? And other devices only get web streaming interface.
Iphone = not able to run apps in background = no thanks.
as well as no swappable battery and no port for running an external antenna.
Ever hear of the Backgrounder app? It allows app's to run in the background. No need for a swappable battery for me anyway. The iPhone's battery does not have a memory.
Cache stations or cache songs? I wouldn't want to cache songs. Anyway, not sure about Slacker but Pandora's "Stations" sync between your iphone and PC.
I couldn't do without the ability to swap, sometimes its days before I see a power outlet again.
Either way, if I cant use slacker when there's no internet service, its a no go for me. It'd just be nice to only carry my WM pda and still have slacker stations in the back woods.
BB has an unfair advantage in this regard. Hopefully they payed Slacker well, and the exclusivity runs out fairly soon...