Shazam makes use of iOS 5-notifications for merchandising


Notifications in iOS 5 are much less intrusive than earlier than. But it does now not imply that builders can use them all over. Promotion will not be accredited, eg. The makers of Shazam used to be now not neatly understood. They showed a banner ad for a contest that they organize. A user who happens to be a known iPhone developer , saw the ad appear on his iPhone and got in touch with Shazam. But who responded in an unexpected way: he got the ads, was his own fault.



He had turned himself and thus agreed to push notifications (opt in) to receive the messages. The terms of the iOS developer program is clear that the push notifications are not intended for promotional messages. They must contain useful information such as notification that a friend is to follow you. Shazam then eventually realized that advertising is not allowed, the makers promised to look forward. Hopefully they do it before next Tuesday, when iOS 5 to the general public will be rolled out. The story can be found here:Shazam'd . Moreover, the app Piano Magic also tend to have an awful lot (daily) advertising to send the songs they sell the app from $0.99.

Shazam is an iPhone App that you can recognize songs. You let the iPhone for a few seconds to listen to the music you like at a cafe should be – and then the app lets see which artist, what song and which album it is. Recently, recognizing numbers with the free version of Shazam app again without restriction , but hopefully Shazam does not try to compensate in other ways.

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