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App Of The Day: GhostTown

GhostTown is one of those apps that makes me say,”wow” pretty quickly. Within a few minutes of running this app, I started writing the review since I already knew it was going on the App Of The Day today. I’m one of the people that uses my phone as an mp3 player as well as a phone. I like music apps and have tried a lot of them. GhostTown does something that not many music apps do. For free. GhostTown lets you type in the name of any artist and play any song by that artist. There isn’t “you like this artist so try this artist” going on here. It’s straight forward. You can select any song you want, pause it, skip it, rewind it, repeat it, create playlists, and more. This literally is just like having, in the developer’s words, “an infinite playlist”. There is no limit to how many songs you play or how many times you skip songs. I’ll say it again. Any song. Any artist. No watered down lounge singer cover bands here. There are no monthly fees but a .99 cent in app purchase will remove ads. If you use your phone as a mobile jukebox, check this one out.

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*Today’s free paid app from Amazon App Store is Hundred Pushups. Normally .99 cents and has a current AAS rating of 4 stars.

*Yesterday we reviewed Text Clock.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

    hype is pretty sick too…

  • m3commish

    Maybe a beta test period would have been the way to go.  The app and idea is absolutely great — however, the lack of fluidity and smoothness is an app killer.  Take it down, run it through a serious beta period … then release it.  

  • Anonymous

    Greatest music app I’ve ever used!!!

    • m3commish

      If it worked correctly, sure.

  • Shadow35

    The problem is that the playback does not pause or stop when you answer a call.

    • Anonymous

      It does, it just take s few moments…

  • Rain_king46

    so far it has found nothing that I have searched for…

    • Anonymous

      You have to type the name of the artist exactly, without errors, or it will not find it. Otherwise, found everything I’ve searched so far.

      • m3commish

        Evidently, the APP doesn’t know how to spell.  Fleetwood Mac … then it says, did you mean, ‘Fleetwood Mac’ … and you say yes .. and it says .. BLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEH!!!! Not happening!!!  This app needs to be removed and redone in a big way.

      • m3commish

        Evidently, the APP doesn’t know how to spell.  Fleetwood Mac … then it says, did you mean, ‘Fleetwood Mac’ … and you say yes .. and it says .. BLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEH!!!! Not happening!!!  This app needs to be removed and redone in a big way.

  • Earleepa

    I tried it and it is garbage. It found nothing

  • jb

    Only played two songs.  Sound quality wasn’t all that great, but you get what you pay for :)  I’m sure there are many songs that will be a very good quality, or even high quality.  But, because the music is coming from YouTube, EXPECT variability.

  • Emcrites

    Awesome!

  • james

    So it’s like rapsody without the monthly fee!!?!

    • m3commish

      You can DL Tinyshark for free .. and that, actually works.

  • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

    Well if my theory is correct, you may be able to lock in $20/yr instead of the $36/yr you’re currently paying by buying multiple t-shirts.  You’d just have to be sure the free-year vouchers that come with the shirts don’t expire.

  • http://twitter.com/dizknee24 Peter Wassel

    i like power amp. i am willing to pay for the quality that the developer pumps out on a consistent basis.

    • Vonny571

      I’m glad you like power amp. However, this app does nothing power amp does, nor does power amp do anything ghost town does. Look a little closer next time.

  • http://profiles.google.com/2k1yellows2k Michael Thompson

    Well it definitely sounded like a great product! It did find the few artists I searched for, and the quality varies. Learning of TinyShark, I have installed and will now test it…

  • Taco

    Forget the hours of uploading to my google music … this is insane! The streaming on this isn’t as smooth for me but it plays songs that are “unreleased” … woot!

    • Anthony

      This app has been pulled from the market as of 7/20.. Presumably over copyright

  • Anonymous

    TinyShark app does same thing, and it syncs with my GrooveShark account on PC. Works flawlessly for me.

    • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

      This app bypasses the normal monthly fee required for Grooveshark mobile.  Support Grooveshark properly by paying for the monthly subscription app.  Grooveshark is one of the few legal, DMCA compliant, and cheap mobile music companies out there.  Support them.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah. If you’re averse to paying a monthly fee, you could just buy a shirt like I did and you’ll get a free year of the mobile app. Only $20, which is fair for a shirt. Plus, the shirt is really comfy (but it shrinks, be warned!)

        • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

          Thanks, I almost put this in my original post.  They do these kinds of promotions all the time.  I lucked out bigtime and bought the app a long time ago when it was $3/mo, and set up automatic payment on Paypal, locking in the $3 rate forever.  

          • Andy

            lucked out? how is paying $3 a month for something that you can get free in about 100 places?

          • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

            Show me somewhere where you can get terabytes of music instantly (as in, streaming…no waiting for obnoxious downloading time), on your phone from any artist you can think of for $3/mo, over 3G, and without having to have a static IP (thus eliminating subsonic/audiogalaxy streaming from home, etc.)

          • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

            Show me somewhere where you can get terabytes of music instantly (as in, streaming…no waiting for obnoxious downloading time), on your phone from any artist you can think of for $3/mo, over 3G, and without having to have a static IP (thus eliminating subsonic/audiogalaxy streaming from home, etc.)

          • Andy

            lucked out? how is paying $3 a month for something that you can get free in about 100 places?

      • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

        Yeah, it’s really not that bad now that they’re running the “buy a panda t-shirt, get a year free”.  The way I understand it, if you buy a grooveshark panda shirt, they give you a voucher for a year free.  I also believe that if you buy multiple shirts you get vouchers that you can then string together (pre-pay for a few years to lock in the $20 price tag if you will).  I’m not 100% certain, but it’s my belief that the vouchers won’t expire (a little reading on the faq or boards will quickly confirm/invalidate that claim if you’re interested).

  • Anonymous

    Wow, and I was just amazed 2 days ago by the Google Music Beta I finally got an invite to.  This blows that out of the water.  I wonder how long until the RIAA steps in?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZFTUZVURDWXHQLXJKHHTR5XN4 Michael Brown

    I like it. Thanks for this. 

  • Handheldtech

    Trying to find a downside to this, but can’t so far. Pretty awesome app!

  • Handheldtech

    Trying to find a downside to this, but can’t so far. Pretty awesome app!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zachary-Thorp-van-Driel/1192552417 Zachary Thorp van Driel

    so far, two songs: one got glitchy at about 2:30 of three or so minutes, the other was a live version listed as an album version.  and then everything locked up.  I’ll give it another run, but that’s one strike against it.  stock droid incredible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zachary-Thorp-van-Driel/1192552417 Zachary Thorp van Driel

    so far, two songs: one got glitchy at about 2:30 of three or so minutes, the other was a live version listed as an album version.  and then everything locked up.  I’ll give it another run, but that’s one strike against it.  stock droid incredible.

  • my00si

    On a side note anyone try to download the amazon free app of the day, when I click to get it, it says I need to enter in payment info, anyone else getting this message????

  • my00si

    On a side note anyone try to download the amazon free app of the day, when I click to get it, it says I need to enter in payment info, anyone else getting this message????

  • my00si

    On a side note anyone try to download the amazon free app of the day, when I click to get it, it says I need to enter in payment info, anyone else getting this message????

    • http://www.facebook.com/xxzombierot Mikayla Oglesby

      even though it’s free, you still have to  “purchase” it. you’re just setting up one-click purchasing. there will be no charge for free apps.

    • http://www.facebook.com/xxzombierot Mikayla Oglesby

      even though it’s free, you still have to  “purchase” it. you’re just setting up one-click purchasing. there will be no charge for free apps.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds awesome! I’m downloading now. Thanks for a solid suggestion.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gorgio1 Alex G

    really awesome app!! 

  • Anonymous

    You should download this quick as I am sure it will be off the market soon. 

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing :)!

  • Jchammer123

    Amazing app of the day.  I have been able to find every artist I searched for!  Including my favorite artists and songs I had NO idea about!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I was stoked when the dev sent this in to us.

      • Jchammer123

        I’ve already sent this app as a suggestion to many of my friends!

  • Anonymous

    “You can select any song you want, *puase* it, skip it,” ;)

    • Anonymous

      Heh, you got me. :)

      • Anonymous

        Great article though! I look forward to your reviews everyday!

        • Anonymous

          Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    Ok, so it uses You Tube to get the audio.  How is the quality and how is the “lag time” between songs?

  • http://twitter.com/sonofskywalker3 jeff moore

    This is amazing. Haven’t had this much access to free streaming music since Groovefish back on my Samsung Omnia. Great find!

  • dragon

    How is this any different than grooveshark? just curious because i love grooveshark because i can search any song at any time and play it right away with all the same features.

    • http://twitter.com/gardobus Juan

      The difference is that this one is still in the market. :|

      • dragon

        ah nice, guess we will see how long this one lasts since its the same thing lol

      • Anonymous

        Tinyshark is still on the market.

  • planetes42

    how does it get around RIAA?

    • Anonymous

      lol, it’s called Piracy.

      • Anonymous

        Only as much as youtube is piracy. Also, its only really piracy if you’re allowed to download and store the music.

        • Anonymous

          YouTube is 100% piracy unless you get it from the labels. Not that I think it’s wrong. ;)

      • Anonymous

        Only as much as youtube is piracy. Also, its only really piracy if you’re allowed to download and store the music.

      • Anonymous

        Only as much as youtube is piracy. Also, its only really piracy if you’re allowed to download and store the music.