Beem Plus is a Windows Phone music app that allows users to tap into Digitally Imported music sites and stream various EDM radio stations to their Windows Phones. The DI.FM client was updated the other day to version 1.5 to address a handful of bugs, tweak performance and now supports Last.fm scrobbling.
Scrobbling is basically the system building a profile based on the music you play regularly and makes recommendations based on that profile. With the update, you no longer need to have a specific track name written in your notebook, instead just have it listed in your "Recently Played" table. You can either perform manual scrobbling by tapping the sharing button above the heart (in the station player) or enable auto-scrobbling where, for each opened station, the current track details will be automatically sent to your Last.fm account.
As far as stability improvements are concerned, the developer is now using an in-house management interface for all the stations that is based on Azure Mobile Services. This should not only improve stability but also give the app a little more zip.
The developer does offer this upgrade note:
"Because of internal changes to the station storage and retrieval mechanism, you might experience the “crash on launch” problem. This is caused because of how the update process manages the application isolated storage (it leaves it intact). And since Beem 1.5 no longer supports legacy settings, you will simply need to delete the app and then install it again. Since you already purchased it once, you won’t have to do it again."
Beem Plus is a nicely laid out music app for your Windows Phone that delivers a wide range of music. The app also has Skydrive support to back up your records with.
There is a free version of Beem that is still currently at version 1.3 and can be found here. With no trial version of Beem Plus, the free version will give you a good feel for things. Beem Plus is currently running $1.29 and you can find it here in the Windows Phone Store.
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