|04-17-2005, 08:45 PM||#1|
Recovering Gadget Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Future Glimpse: MP3 Database on PDAs
Here you are, the quintescential nerd with a PDA that can do everything, and an MP3 collection to listen to wherever you please, and you didn't even have to spend the big bucks for an iPod. But anyone can play mp3 music on the run these days and you don't even have to be a techie to do it. So how are you going to distinguish yourself as an early adopter?
How about jumping on a product that doesn't exist yet (to the best of my knowledge), but is surely coming.... a database of music with a Palm or PPC application for mobile access. You may have to wait a while, but I'm sure it's coming, and when it does, you can be the envy of the general public once again, just like you were when you did "iPod" before anyone understood it!
Sure, there are currently products out there that let you store information about your collections, even on your PDA. There's even one that lets you scan CD barcodes to enter the information. But what a about a program that's actually useful?
Here's what I see in my glimpse of the future for MP3 databases:
This description didn't even take a lot of creativity. How about showing me up, and describing something really neat that is even better than this? Surely someone out there has even more imagination than me!
|04-17-2005, 11:39 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New London, CT
Device: Direct Neural Implant
Basically you take any book, dvd, cd and stick it in front of your iSight camera. It scans the barcode, finds the details of the item, and stores it on a "virtual shelf", which you can use to trade, share, organize, sort, and lots of other things. I know I'm not giving it the justice it deserves, but you really should check it out... or find someone with a Mac and see it in action on their end.
Picture that, "lending" someone your mp3 collection via beam or Bluetooth, and "borrowing" theirs, through the same sort of mechanism, or perhaps a middleware server that maintains those transactions. You could trade and "check out" (ala library) songs or playlists from them, and they could do the same for your music.
Go visit their website and read up on all of their features. Now roll some of those back into your requirements for a PDA product, hit Rent-a-Coder and submit a bid, and see who bites. You might be surprised, depending on your level of funding...
Last edited by hacker; 04-17-2005 at 11:42 PM.
|04-18-2005, 01:43 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2003
Device: Tungsten T5
Unfortunately, unless the music companies do it, it won't fly. Copyright is a big concern if you have a database of pictures and even info...unless you write it yourself, most online info are protected by copyright.
The closest you can probably get is to have auto link from your music player and auto-opening and loading of the relevant artist to allmusic.com
But it's really what iTunes should be, and like DVDs, the extras will make you want to buy the songs again even if you already have a copy in mp3, aac, wma, ogg, rm, wav, aiff, CD, Dual Disc, HDCD, MiniDisc, SCD, CD Single, cassette, Vinyl LP, Vinyl Single, 8track...
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