Apple recently made headlines across the globe when it acquired British music app Shazam for $400 million, and it’s already begun releasing new features. The music recognition app has just released a new update for iPhone and iPad users introducing a caching feature.
There’s nothing more annoying when an app suddenly crashes when you run into problems with your connection. Now, users will still be able to use the service when their internet is weak. From now on, when you click to listen to song, the app will keep a back-up copy if internet access becomes a trouble. You’ll also be sent a notification to tell you that the sample has been saved.
The Android version of Shazam has offered offline support for a while now, but after increasing demand from iOS users, the firm has finally brought the feature to Apple devices.
If you want to benefit from this technology, you’ll be happy to learn that you can now download the update from the App Store.
“Just open the app and tap the Shazam button as usual. A digital fingerprint of the audio will be created and stored on the app,” explained the company in a post.
“You’ll also see a pop-up message telling you that you’re offline, and that we’ll try again when you’re next connected to the internet.”
When your connection drops, Shazam will keep updating to ensure you don’t lose any content, and it’ll also check for new connections.
“When you next have a stable internet connection, Shazam will automatically look for a match for you,” said Shazam.
“If successful, your new discoveries will be added to the My Shazam and you’ll see a small red badge on the My Shazam icon on the homescreen letting you know how many new Shazams you have.”
It’s unknown what Apple plans to do with Shazam, but the firm said they’re a “natural fit”. In a statement, Apple commented: “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple.
“Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Today, it’s used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms.
“Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.-Apple
Shazam said: “We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple.
“Shazam is one of the highest rated apps in the world and loved by hundreds of millions of users and we can’t imagine a better home for Shazam to enable us to continue innovating and delivering magic for our users.”
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