SonyEricsson phones have an application called TrackID, which lets you record snippets of music to send to a database, and then it identifies the song for you.
Music identifier midomi is a similar program for Symbian S60. It works on Nokia, Samsung, and LG phones.
Unfortunately it doesn't work very well. Midomi is supposed to be able to identify songs if you sing or hum them into your phone, but I never got that to work. Maybe it's because of my singing, because my voice is bad enough to break Nokias beyond repair.
But even if you play a song into midomi it often fails. Shazam iD usually finds the songs that midomi does not, even though they're rumoured to use the same music database.
If you can get midomi to work for you, you're lucky. If midomi doesn't find what you're looking for, try Shazam iD instead.
mobile.midomi.com (on the fly install through SMS or mobile browser only) UPDATE: This link is dead. And so is Symbian.
midomi v3.1.1 at Fillmobile UPDATE: This link is dead. And so is Symbian.
• Shazam iD (an good alternative if midomi doesn't work for you)
Saturday, 7 March 2009