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Spotify 0.3.10

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Connecting seems to take a bit longer. But not much. And it's for this time only. For a reason you're about to discover. You might notice the green panel says 'updating' rather than 'connecting'. Then in a flash it's over. You may get a keychain prompt but that's it. You've just updated your Spotify client. And it was so fast you hardly noticed - about one minute. And it was painless.

And it's less than 2.5 MB. And like before it just works. Spotify version 0.3.10.


If you want to be a nitpicker (it costs precious little) you can 'lipo' the two binaries.

lipo Spotify.app/Contents/MacOS/Spotify -thin <ARCH> -output Spotify.app/Contents/MacOS/Spotify
lipo Relauncher.app/Contents/MacOS/Relauncher -thin <ARCH> -output Relauncher.app/Contents/MacOS/Relauncher

So Fast

Things will race through your mind the first time you run this app. You'll wonder how they can manage it so that when you double-click any track you get playback instantaneously. You'll realise the claims you've read that this is as fast or faster than Apple's yesterday product iTunes are really true.

You'll admire their insistence on open standards and open source.

You'll wonder about all the technologies they've combined so you can double-click anything at any time with millions of tracks already available and your track gets found instantly and streamed to you instantly and you get instant play.

You'll wonder about the work they're doing up front in London and at the Royal Library in Stockholm to woo the big four and the indies to make something like this available.

You'll wonder why the really big software houses can't do things this well. Can't even come close to doing things this well.

And so forth. You'll be in good company.

Spotify Babes

Some 60 Spotify server babes have been located so far.

Abby, Ada, Alexa, Alice, Alicia, Allison, Alva, Amanda, Amber, Angela, Angie, Anna, April, Beatrice, Bridget, Caroline, Charlotte, Christina, Claire, Denise, Diana, Emma, Esther, Fanny, Fiona, Georgia, Giselle, Grace, Greta, Hanna, Heather, Heidi, Helen, Hope, Iris, Jada, Jasmine, Jennifer, Jessica, Jordan, Joy, Judith, Kathy, Katrina, Kelly, Kiera, Klara, Lily, Lina, Lucy, Maria, Sandra, Sara, Selma, Sigrid, Sofia, Susie, Vera, Wilma.

1,000,000 New Tracks

IDG Sweden report Spotify have added 1,000,000 tracks representing 175,000 new artists in the past few days.

Thinking of Everything

Spotify's programmers think of everything. They seem to work by the principle that if you can think something is probably possible then it should be.

Spotify drags both standard URLs and proprietary URIs; the difference is you hold down '⌥' to drag the latter.

So you're looking at an artist summary with top requests and hundreds of tracks - what happens if you hit '⌘A'? Yep - it selects all the tracks. You reckoned it might; therefore it did. So what happens if you hit '⌘C'? Open a text editor and see.

http://open.spotify.com/track/2HQmpASEW6m7uQTiHmaxn2
http://open.spotify.com/track/2DvxKt6yeOWNjYLyGtvfrX
http://open.spotify.com/track/3sUFAwMAyZ8EUn168H6kP4
http://open.spotify.com/track/2hBRzf4us3P27zd2khdGZC
http://open.spotify.com/track/7KxUB54okygStnBeMaCoSB
http://open.spotify.com/track/2Vu9vJm2y2r6YhD61qVsy6
http://open.spotify.com/track/0GNs4AROmXzZ7nFQ1uHENu
http://open.spotify.com/track/0uqXfu5kEnW0DSmNXyNTPR
http://open.spotify.com/track/4y891aWm6DUOxnwvGz4ccS
http://open.spotify.com/track/0MlYG0tTzGZc6sbtnCaEjY
http://open.spotify.com/track/1dUzg6MBJGp4kcJjCjU0FD
http://open.spotify.com/track/7vmkQPSujsyyZuyjTxa9es
http://open.spotify.com/track/5t969ysFXa3d85hcR36vXl
http://open.spotify.com/track/5zfoqNW1PKXhXKCLGY8vNO
http://open.spotify.com/track/6F1zUSUDL4tyiivd78RVnC
http://open.spotify.com/track/26R8Y5JRCIu4MAL0x6ZDG8
http://open.spotify.com/track/5kXm2ZW6OVRg4sZMxyZZ7Z
http://open.spotify.com/track/10A97KmiUewJmVoDYm660W
http://open.spotify.com/track/0cUgKpxQ3BFYoO4LGBKlCe
http://open.spotify.com/track/1cvIAf4YyL69qyFrkq6dnv
http://open.spotify.com/track/685vDEAGPGIMUfSxoQ63Kn
http://open.spotify.com/track/2rg87uRh4olA2R88XBbw0H
http://open.spotify.com/track/41QDc2ZX2L1B0QQAP1gsQD
http://open.spotify.com/track/5r9yHOfABZm5vgBBSCrmgT
http://open.spotify.com/track/0DHsMs7WjFz9jemrAYzkvl
http://open.spotify.com/track/5iC2mV6ukTzazzVoKHHWQ7
http://open.spotify.com/track/2IdSu4Z5njlpF13ZzveGnF
http://open.spotify.com/track/2leES7eBHPD2rpuHu8GgVp
http://open.spotify.com/track/4oU82PLc1MF0aF13SHppp0
http://open.spotify.com/track/1fqaSdcpzcHua0YaLBrSFi
http://open.spotify.com/track/580OCgcpG6AdzxUbZ8G51b
http://open.spotify.com/track/0L2PWOhW9HrisejoC80k83

OK so will anything happens if you hit '⌥⌘C'? You reckoned it might; therefore it did. Try pasting in again.

spotify:track:2HQmpASEW6m7uQTiHmaxn2
spotify:track:2DvxKt6yeOWNjYLyGtvfrX
spotify:track:3sUFAwMAyZ8EUn168H6kP4
spotify:track:2hBRzf4us3P27zd2khdGZC
spotify:track:7KxUB54okygStnBeMaCoSB
spotify:track:2Vu9vJm2y2r6YhD61qVsy6
spotify:track:0GNs4AROmXzZ7nFQ1uHENu
spotify:track:0uqXfu5kEnW0DSmNXyNTPR
spotify:track:4y891aWm6DUOxnwvGz4ccS
spotify:track:0MlYG0tTzGZc6sbtnCaEjY
spotify:track:1dUzg6MBJGp4kcJjCjU0FD
spotify:track:7vmkQPSujsyyZuyjTxa9es
spotify:track:5t969ysFXa3d85hcR36vXl
spotify:track:5zfoqNW1PKXhXKCLGY8vNO
spotify:track:6F1zUSUDL4tyiivd78RVnC
spotify:track:26R8Y5JRCIu4MAL0x6ZDG8
spotify:track:5kXm2ZW6OVRg4sZMxyZZ7Z
spotify:track:10A97KmiUewJmVoDYm660W
spotify:track:0cUgKpxQ3BFYoO4LGBKlCe
spotify:track:1cvIAf4YyL69qyFrkq6dnv
spotify:track:685vDEAGPGIMUfSxoQ63Kn
spotify:track:2rg87uRh4olA2R88XBbw0H
spotify:track:41QDc2ZX2L1B0QQAP1gsQD
spotify:track:5r9yHOfABZm5vgBBSCrmgT
spotify:track:0DHsMs7WjFz9jemrAYzkvl
spotify:track:5iC2mV6ukTzazzVoKHHWQ7
spotify:track:2IdSu4Z5njlpF13ZzveGnF
spotify:track:2leES7eBHPD2rpuHu8GgVp
spotify:track:4oU82PLc1MF0aF13SHppp0
spotify:track:1fqaSdcpzcHua0YaLBrSFi
spotify:track:580OCgcpG6AdzxUbZ8G51b
spotify:track:0L2PWOhW9HrisejoC80k83

The Spotify crew should take a sabbatical when they get to version 1.0 and do a world tour to teach good design.

Spotify on the iPhone

Yes it's true - the Spotify crew are currently testing their iPhone client. They're not planning for next week or next year - they're planning for the future. A wireless one that's soon upon all.

But the Spotify iPhone client will be here before you know it.

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