AllMusic Roundup for iPhone and iPad

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We'd like to introduce AllMusic Roundup, our new app for iPhone and iPad. 

 



We designed AllMusic Roundup as a companion app to keep you informed of the reviews and ratings of featured new releases, as well as letting you browse the articles and interviews written by the AllMusic editorial staff.
                                                       


AllMusic Roundup
AllMusic Roundup is a companion app to the AllMusic website, focusing on the new albums that come out each week and the featured articles we publish. New albums reviews and editorial five-star ratings are available in the app weekly, and if you sign in with your AllMusic account, you can provide your opinion by rating the albums as well.

New Releases and Editors’ Choice

Each week, dig into the best of the best new releases in our Editors’ Choice section where albums awarded as Editors’ Choice are marked with a white AllMusic logo. From these reviews you can click through to AllMusic from any page to learn more about the albums and artists being featured.

Interviews, Articles and Features
Also available in AllMusic Roundup are the articles, interviews and features written by the AllMusic editorial staff. “AllMusic Loves” features, interviews, R&B lists, New Releases Roundup, advance album streams, festival coverage, new classical review wrap-ups, contests and giveaways can all be found right here.

Keeping You Connected With Your Favorite Music
It’s a struggle to keep track of everything new that comes out each week, and that’s why we’re so excited to introduce AllMusic Roundup! We know it will make it easier for you to flip through the great features that AllMusic has to offer.

We’re so pleased to invite you to download the app and to let us know your thoughts by rating it in the App Store, or by providing feedback directly to us below. 
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Posted 5 years ago

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Paul Bazinet

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There is no search option and you can't remove the ads. Two big things that need to be corrected.
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Hi Paul,
The AllMusic Roundup app isn't intended to replace the mobile site, but rather to allow a browseable way to flip through the recent releases.

If you click through the links in a review (or at the bottom of a review) it will take you through to the AllMusic site which has search enabled.

As far as ads go, we have kept them to be pretty unobtrusive in exchange for making the app a free download.

 
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Allan Munsie

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I think you should reconsider the no search option. I spend much more time searching out specific content than browsing the latest updates on the home page. I'll bet 90% of your users do the same
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Mark Weisinger

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Also, are you going to have an app for Androids?
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Noah Duke

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I too would love to see an Android version. Please consider this (ideally as a shorter-term goal!)
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Mark Weisinger

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BTW, this is a bit off-topic, but the constant auto-play ads on the regular website are extremely obnoxious and frustrating.  Often, I will be listening to my iTunes music, and suddenly, there's talking in the background.  I check, and sure enough, I left my AllMusic tab up on my browser. 

I like leaving the tab up as often as possible, because it's a lot more convenient to just click on the already-opened tab, rather than having to open a new tab, go to favorites, and open the AllMusic site tab from scratch, but lately, I've been doing this a lot more often. 

I've also started relying more on Wikipedia, Amazon and my own iTunes library for reference, rather than having to deal with random auto-play ads disrupting my listening or browsing on AllMusic.  I don't mind banner ads at all.  In fact, I'll often support the site by clicking them when it's something I need to buy anyway. 

But these auto-play ads are worse than roll-overs.  Seriously, you're starting to lose my traffic, and I'm betting I'm not the only one.  Just thought you might want to know.  BTW, AMG, no need to respond about how you're somehow doing this for my own good.  Just giving you a heads-up.
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ma70mgte

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Apple customers are not the only people who enjoy music.  How about a Windows 8 client?  With universal apps, you can develop a Windows phone 8 app that will also work on Windows RT.
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I like The app all though i would like The ability to search and ADD albums to my custom lists and my collection.
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Our plan is to get the iOS version out there to get a feel for how interested people are and then figure out our next steps.  We're certainly not ruling out an Android build but have nothing planned immediately. 
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Richard Angeloni

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I appreciate the honesty about only developing an app for iOS devices, but hope you do plan on building an app for others (i.e. Android and Windows) soon. 
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Donna Stratford

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Love this app, however I would like the option to to view it on my iPad in landscape.
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We have updated the app to include search, as requested by many of our users. More details can be found here: https://getsatisfaction.com/allmedianetwork/topics/allmusic-roundup-for-iphone-and-ipad-now-with-sea...