Twitter is preparing to develop and launch its own standalone music app for iOS. Twitter recently acquired music discovery service “We are Hunted” last year and is using its features and technology to make its own music app. The app, allegedly called Twitter music is expected to be released later this month or next month.
Couple of months ago, Twitter launched its video app with Vine to cover the video section. But this time, Twitter is preparing its own branded music app. Twitter music will offer recommendations depending on the music taste of a person using that person’s twitter account and will use SoundCloud for music streaming. Music recommendations will also base upon the type of people or artists user will follow.
By launching Twitter music app, Twitter is gearing up to become a full fledge media company. Though many would still see Twitter a social platform only but with the number of operations Twitter management is doing, it will soon become one of the world’s largest social media company.
Since the news have gone public, “We are Hunted” website has gone offline which strongly indicates that Twitter is preparing to launch the Music App soon.
What’s different about Twitter Music
Twitter Music App does not require a person to have a Twitter account and that is the main beauty of the app. The app can be used by anyone who downloads it from Appstore.
The App uses four mai tabs. ‘Suggested’ tab shows the recommendations. ‘Popular’ tab brings the most popular songs that are trending on We are Hunted and ‘Emerging’ tab shows the new artists that are gradually gaining reputation
‘#NowPlaying’ tab will show the tweets people have tweeted who you are following and that have used the #NowPlaying hashtag in their tweet.
From the past week, crew members of “We are Hunted” are frequently using the #NowPlaying hashtag to test different features of the app and integration of the app with the twitter.
— Stephen Phillips (@huntedguy) February 2, 2013
TwitterMusic account has over 2.3 million followers and the figure is very impressive considering the app hasn’t been launched yet.