Stephanie introduced me to Pandora Radio on the iPhone. This application allows you to search for music you like, then recommends music based on your vote of the music. The voting is a very simple thumbs up or thumbs down. However, pay attention to the information of why you are being asked to vote on that track. Remember, its tring to figure out what music is fitting you.
The great thing is this application has a channel model. It allows you to create multiple channels for whichever mood you are in that day. This is great because I am into a large range of music. Everything from The Doors, to Aerosmith, Type O Negative, Robert Miles, Led Zep, Disturbted, Guns N Roses, etc. For those that don’t know, I absoultly hate country music. The very thought makes my ears bleed.
Yet, I also suck at categorizing music. Robert Miles is very sweet coding music, he has pulled me through some complex coding headaches. The problem comes down to, I have been in a “club” a total of 3 times in my life. Each time more uncomfortable then the other. I don’t dance, so I will never attempt to. Trust me, the world is better off if I don’t. 😀
Pandora allows me to find new music that I like and didn’t know existed.
Its not limited to the iPhone, they also have the same service on their website. I have not played around to see if there are any “syncing” features. NetNewsWire has an excellent syncing feature that syncs my RSS feeds on the desktop to my iPhone. I subscribe to a large number of RSS feeds, some of which are critical for my job.
I can pretty much guarantee I will be using it at work. My limited music collection is starting to get a bit tired.