Saturday Web Roundup, Vol. I

Saturday, 21 July 2007
by flaneur
filed under Stuff Other People Made
Comments: 10

Emails have been flying around Last.HQ lately about nifty things people are building with Last.fm music profile data and the Audioscrobbler platform.

We’re working (tirelessly!) on a better directory of all the places on the web you can take your Last.fm profile, but until then we’ll try to do these regular recaps of cool projects and other web oddities. Here’s what caught our eye this week.

IBM Rocks

This mashup tracks what music people are listening to at various IBM offices around the world. Everyone loves rotating world globes.

http://eightbar.co.uk/2007/07/19/lastfm-ibm-ibm-rocks/

Scrobblepod

While the latest version of the official Last.fm client includes experimental iPod support, it’s great seeing well-executed third-party apps like this. Not sure why there isn’t a Zune scrobbler yet, but it must be coming…

http://scrobblepod.sourceforge.net/

MetalAd

“Your Last.fm metal extension.” If your music tastes are of a certain persuasion (think Muz), this app will take the logos of your top artists and format them for your ‘About Me’ sidebar. Nice.

http://www.denzer.ch/heavyraptor/last.fm/

And while I’m slinging links around: congrats to Jonathan Schaeffer and co. at my alma mater for solving checkers! (It’s unfortunately going to be another 90 years before there’s a computer that can help me beat Steve at Go.)