Archived and Closed
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Since I started using Last.fm in 2006 I saw very few updates to the site or to the mobile applications, and much to my dismay all the updates I've seen in the last few years were to remove features that I liked. The worst changes were these:
1. Replacement of the great music streaming service Last.fm had for YouTube videos - from this point on I stopped being a subscriber.
2. The mobile application, which although old and outdated had some useful things, like the events tab, was downgraded to a useless garbage that can't even show artists information on its own - it's accumulating one-star reviews (oh, and they deleted my review because I was telling people to do not downgrade to the "new" app, sigh...)
3. Now the site was downgraded as well: you can't post links and images to your profile, the compatibility bar is gone, groups are gone etc. I knew something like this was coming to the site when I saw the downgraded mobile app...
How come you came up with so many bad decisions? Is this some kind of conspiracy? Is there someone or some people on the team trying to sabotage the service? Do you guys really use Last.fm? After all, who else would make such decisions if not someone who wants to destroy Last.fm or someone who doesn't use it?
I understand that some features were not really being used and were mostly forgotten, like the groups. But wait, is this because these are unimportant features or because you never really gave a damn about them and they became too outdated to have any appeal for most users?
I waited for so long to see Last.fm site's features on the mobile apps... The site had so many things that could have been improved and that would have looked great on one updated mobile application! Why instead of spending resources mimicking Spotify's design and removing features didn't you try to bring the site's functionality to the mobile apps? That would have been the natural way to go, but instead of adding features to the mobile apps so it could be as useful as the site, you stripped the site of its features so it could be as useless as the apps - that's the most moronic way I've seen of making a mobile application get the same features as its site, but well... congratulations, you did it.
I guess now I finally lost my hopes of seeing Last.fm improving.