Droidify App Cut From Market

Posted: Aug 24 2009, 11:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:54pm CDT, in Mobile Phones


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Today we've got some bad, but not surprising, news for Android users. The Droidify app has been removed from the Android Market. Righteous indignation will do us no good here, because the app was cut for very good reasons. Talk Android says it basically came down to the fact that, if Droidify stayed up, Spotify would have suffered some major setbacks.

Spotify is a music streaming service that uses both 3G and WiFi to deliver a vast reservoir of music to its listeners. While Spotify is working on an Android application for their service, they have yet to release one. Droidify was based on the open API behind Spotify, and designed to emulate all of that service's functions.

While Spotify didn't seem to mind, their sponsors certainly did. Record labels threatened to pull their support, and their music, from Spotify, which would have also crippled Droidify. The developers behind Spotify sent a polite request to Google to remove the app, and now here we are. A Spotify Android app is still somewhere on the horizon, but for the moment we're SOL as far as music streaming services go.

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