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Sunday, 28 September 2008

What's that song playing? Point your phone at the music and find out with Shazam iD

Shazam ID music identifier Symbian S60 Nokia
What's that song playing? Point your phone at the music and find out with Shazam iD.

Shazam iD for Symbian S60 3rd ed. works just like Sony Ericsson's TrackID. It uses the same database from gracenote.com. Start the program, point your phone microphone to some source of music, hit "Tag Now," and Shazam will record 10 seconds of the song, make a fingerprint of it, send it to its server, and tell you which song you're listening to. The fingerprint is just 2 kb, so identifying a song with Shazam hardly costs you any mobile data traffic.

Shazam is very tolerant to background noise. I managed to identify tracks that were playing in noisy bars and supermarkets.

Shazam iD is officially only available to mobile phone users in the UK, but the free version on Mobile Castle works no matter where you are.

- If you get a "certificate expired" error when you install Shazam iD, set the date of your phone back to December 2007 and try again.

- If Shazam pops up error messages, enter the Shazam settings screen from the options menu, and select "no" for audio alerts.

Shazam iD official site (two-week trial, for english users only)
Shazam iD for Symbian S60 3rd ed. on Mobile Castle (never expires, for everyone everywhere)

June 4, 2009 update:
Shazam iD is now also available for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and other phones that run on Symbian S60 5th edition:
ShazamiD for Symbian S60 5th ed. on MobiCreed


2 comments:

rogerpe said...

This is absolutely great!

Sylvia said...

yeah love it