Ping in iPod app instead of iTunes app

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  1. bier-meister macrumors regular

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    I would have thought that the iPod app would have been a much better place to have Ping. I hardly ever use the iTunes app on the iPhone, it's hidden away in a folder of apps I don't use but can't delete.

    The iPod app would have been much better imo and makes more sense. It's an app used daily by most people. You are listening to something on the go, you like it, you click to recommend. You can look up info on the artist you are currently playing and so on. Doubt I will ever use it when it's in the ITunes app.

    Anyone else think the same?
     
  2. Fuzzy.Dunlop macrumors regular

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    so that's where it is - I didn't think it was working properly. agreed it would make more sense to be in the iPod app - today is only the second time I've used the iTunes app and that was to check because of your post
     
  3. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    It makes sense but the whole point of Ping is integrated functionality with iTunes, not the ipod.

    The way it was created was to allow people to preview music and buy music directly after seeing recommendations, etc. This would not work in iPod.
     
  4. maturola macrumors 68040

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    There is your answer, This is a business for Apple, Apple is not out for your Information or for your Social Skills, Apple is out for your Money, this a Music discovery tool and they want your to "Buy" music, they want to show you music you don't already own or seen. in your iPod.app you got music you already seen, bought, talked about. They want to pull people to the App that most usually never go in and show them new content so they can buy it. (at least on paper that how it works, would it really do that...Personally I am not sure).
     
  5. bier-meister thread starter macrumors regular

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    But they could still do the preview through the iPod app. If I am listening to music, I click on my ping tab in the iPod app, see what my friends have listened to recently and what they have recommended. Clicking on one of their recommendations could either play a preview with an option to buy through iTunes, or slightly less appealing, open iTunes for the preview. Or something even better, add it to a wishlist that syncs with iTunes where I can check it out properly when I am at home.
     
  6. maturola macrumors 68040

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    they can't do that, they would have to rewrite the ipod.app to support all that integration, however that functionality is already done on iTunes app, and again they want to pull you to the Itunes app, they know most people DON"T use it. They need more traffic in the app so they can use those number as bargain with the Studios and recording industry. Again, you are still looking this a User's tool, it is not, it is a business tool
     
  7. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    And in addition, if you're listening to a song or album you like and want to share it, you tap a Ping button (next to the Genius button, maybe), and it's shared on Ping.

    I think it should be in both places...iTunes app and iPod app.
     
  8. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I believe it does this Automatically (if you settings are set to public), your feed will show what you are listening and recent music you bought

    The "top chart" is based on what you and your Circle of Friends are listening
     
  9. bier-meister thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree that it is a business tool, Apple are all about making money. I just think they would drive more sales with ping in the ipod app instead of itunes. As nice as ping might be, I won't be opening iTunes when I am out and about anywhere near as much as I would be opening the iPod app.
     
  10. OMGitsShan macrumors regular

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    I understand your point about it being in the ipod app however, If Apple genuinely cared about the social aspect of Ping then they would have actually created a completely separate app like the numerous apps we have for Twitter/Facebook etc. The simple fact is that it is basically a way for you to peruse more music and buy - hence the reason it is in the itunes app and not the ipod app. For this reason I would never use Ping. I know what I want and like music wise and when I want to socialise, I have Twitter and Facebook. Ping is nothing more than yet another scheme for Apple to try and get you to buy something, disguised in a supposed social network.
     
  11. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    What category am I in then? I think Ping is interesting and plan to use it but buying music from iTunes isn't something I'm into. Oh, and I totally agree it's another Apple trying-to-make-money deal but at least give them some credit... it's quite genius. Everyone loves money, can't really fault them for that.
     
  12. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so...unless I missed it. I don't want everyone to know what I'm listening to at all times. But I would like to share select music at certain times.
     
  13. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Maybe it doesn;t show what you are currently listening, but for sure it display what you "Like, rate, review or purchase" since that is one of the settings
     

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