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  • New Mac App

    The new app should be able to run in the background without a dock item or a menu bar item (or showing up in the command+tab application switcher UI).

    It should be able to launch silently on login and never bother the user unless they want it to.

    Right now, I have to see the last.fm logo in the application switcher and in my dock, even though I prefer to use your website for checking my profile. This is driving me towards using a third party app.

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    • dankine escribió...
    • Usuario
    • 1 May 2012, 14:45
    lol?

    it should be on the dock or taskbar.

    • DFA1979 escribió...
    • Suscriptor
    • 1 May 2012, 20:57
    Sorry to be so blunt but this is just stupid. If the app didn't show in the dock and didn't have an icon in the menu bar and didn't show up in the app switcher… that isn't just an app which never bothers the user unless they want it to, that's an app which never bothers the user even if they want it to.

    If you want scrobbling to be completely silent, there are plenty of media players with integrated scrobblers which will achieve that and allow you to never see them except when playing with scrobbler settings. But for the dedicated last.fm app to do that would make no sense at all.

  • I understand why you think that, but I disagree.

    My reason is mainly because the last.fm website is great. If I want to do anything last.fm related, I go there.

    All I want the app to do is scrobble music in the background. Nothing else.

    I will never open the app to check my profile (I'll use the site), I'll never use the radio functionality (I own all my music) and I'm not interested in any feature of the app besides its scrobbling ability. Third party utilities cannot scrobble from iPods. The last.fm app can.

    It is a perfectly logical and sensible request, albeit admittedly one coming from a power user and an edge case.

    The old last.fm app could run without a menu bar icon and without an entry in the command+tab application switcher. If I recall, it still showed up in the dock. That's fine.

    I'm not changing my media player, because I own an iPod, an iPhone and an iPad, as well as Airplay devices and an Apple TV. I also buy music from iTunes.

    I think my request is reasonable and would improve the overall user experience in the app for power users. It seems foolish to try and push users onto an app - surely last.fm would rather receive more page views on their website (after all, ad revenue is probably their largest income source).

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