Friday, October 22, 2010
Gigbox for Android
5 out of 5
The ultimate app for finding and participating in live concert experiences through your smart phone. (Who doesn’t want to chat live with fellow concert-goers and instantly share pictures of the event?)
Only works well if a large group of attendees are using the application. Works best if you’re an avid Last.fm listener and this sister service already knows which artists and musical genres you favor.
Takes the live concert experience to a whole new level, enabling smart phone users to chat and share images in real time during the show.
Read all of my past Android app reviews at Appolicious and Yahoo! Tech -- click here.
Live music lovers, rejoice! Gigbox is likely to become one of your favorite apps, especially if you’re a concert junkie.
First up, finding concerts. The app ties seamlessly into Last.fm’s artist and venue database, effortlessly alerting you to where and when your favorite performers will be appearing based on your Last.fm listening history. If you’ve never used Last.fm, head over there now and get with it! Free, unlimited streaming mixes of your own personal radio channels await.
Next, login to Gigbox using your Last.fm credentials, taking both the pain out of joining Gigbox’s growing user community and using your Last.fm playback data to power the concert and artist search results.
Once you’ve bought tickets to a live show, use Gigbox to find out more about the venue, then grab GPS-powered driving directions.
Once you arrive, login to a hosted chat room to exchange IMs with other attendees, rate the concert during the show, and share photos with everyone in real-time. Images taken at other events by Gigbox users are just a click away anytime, anywhere.
The only downside? The app only works well if a group of people are using it during your show. So tell your family, friends, and anyone who will listen to install Gigbox and use it at your next concert. Rock on!