Simplify Media - coming soon

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by EvanLugh, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    Just a quick rundown if you don't know what SM is:
    And now a post from their blog:
    Now I for one can't wait for this. All my music on my iPhone & iPod Touch, eeeexcellent. If you didn't try the 114 Jailbreak version, give this a shot, it's beautiful.
     
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  3. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Sweet! I love this application. Can't wait to have it on my phone.
     
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  5. dss macrumors member

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    I am a beta tester for this and I cannot say enough great things about this app. I've tested it on wifi and 3g and it's worked flawlessly so far.

    The only real negative isn't their fault, which is that it cannot play in the background while you do other tasks as it has to follow the same rules as all the other apps in the store.
     
  6. EvanLugh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How did you manage to test it? I was a tester for the Jailbreak version of the application and would love to know more about this.
    Thanks
     
  7. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    So to make things clear.

    This will allow me to play and listen and choose music on the itunes in my home office from any room in my house.

    But thru the iPhone.

    ?

    This sounds great!

    Kinda wondered why apple has not done this yet but they have been busy beavers so I can see why.
     
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Yey. I was just sitting in my garden last night actually thinkin 'wouldn't it be great if I could listen to my whole library over Wi-Fi' :D
     
  9. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Not just from any other room, but from anywhere! I use it currently at work to listen to my iTunes library at home. With the iPhone version, it should work all over. At least where there is WiFi or 3G. Not sure it would work very well over Edge, since it's streaming the full files from your iTunes library and not a lower bitrate version.
     
  10. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Super. Thx,

    Even Apple store DRM songs?
     
  11. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Yep. Just tested it and it streamed fine.
     
  12. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Dang. This might just become the killer app for the iPhone.

    oohh. can you say stream from your car! (if the 3g can keep up)
     
  13. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    That's what I want to try out. I've got 3G all over town, so if it's fast and easy, it could almost replace the need for my 'iPod in the glove box' set up through the stereo.

    This app is, of course, one of the main reasons why countries without unlimited data plans are screwed. I've gone through almost 1GB of music with this program in one day at work. Though that is through WiFi. But still...wouldn't take long to get through a data plan limit with this app.
     
  14. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Does it do audio only? I'd love a video streaming app, even if it is only allowed to work on my local network.
     
  15. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    To my knowledge, it doesn't do video.
     
  16. dss macrumors member

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    It does not do video and so far it has worked flawlessly for me over 3g, even while driving. I qualified for the Beta by reading the blog post referenced in the original post here which includes information on how to sign up, though it's likely that it would be closed by now as it's a very limited beta.
     
  17. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the driving info.
     
  18. Vaphoron macrumors 6502

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    This sounds incredible awesome and I can't wait to try it. I can't believe its gonna be free because something like this is definitely worth something.
     
  19. EvanLugh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think it might be for a small price, but used to come with intstaller.
     
  20. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I was hoping Apple's Remote app was when I first heard about it, but it was the opposite.

    Will Apple allow this? In the bandwidth hog type apps? Apps are crippled like Youtube and MLB over 3G, did they do that on purpose or did Apple make them? While, the update to BoxOffice today now has trailers and it only suggests 3G or Wifi, and the quality is better than youtube over 3G.
     
  21. KDups macrumors newbie

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    Just wanted to bump this with news from their site:
    "We are removing the “beta” label from Simplify Media and transitioning to 1.0. Thanks are in order to the more than 100,000 people on Mac, PC, Linux and iPhone who have helped us test and improve Simplify Media. We are fortunate to have so many supportive users and we remain grateful for all of your encouragement.

    Better support for iPhone: Apple has approved our iPhone app, and we will be making it available in about a week in the App Store. To show our appreciation to all of our early users, the App Store version will be free for the first 100,000 people to download it. For people who download it after that, the cost will be $3.99. (The desktop version will remain free for everyone.) In our next blog post we’ll talk about some of the features of the App Store version."

    Awesome news!
     
  22. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Can I hear a :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:?
     
  23. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    That's just fantastic. $4 is totally worth it, but I'm looking forward to getting it for free!
     
  24. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Just an update. I drove the freeways for an hour earlier this week and yes, pandora was super!

    thanks again.
     
  25. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    That's cool, although I wish they didn't make it free to only a set number like that, and instead just did unlimited free downloads for the first day, or even a set time period (which would be the same no matter what time zone you're in).

    The problem with a limited number like that, is that there ARE so many time zones, and certain areas that get apps before others. Also, there are ways to cheat the system and get stuff earlier than when you're supposed to. That could mean that by the time it's normally available on the West Coast of the U.S., the free downloads are all taken up...

    Ah well -- I don't mind paying the $4 myself, but others should have a chance to get it free...
     

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