NearVerse has extended its LoKast content sharing smartphone app to Android devices. Any user with the app installed can browse through the content stored on any other user’s device, so long as they are within 300 feet of each other. And the content must be pre-approved for sharing by the appropriate rightsholders.
In addition to giving Android users access to this feature, the app also supports sharing between different smartphone platforms, meaning an Android user can share content with an iPhone user so long as both have the app installed.
Check out the company’s YouTube video to see how it works. LoKast debuted at SXSW earlier this year with several bands providing sharable tracks to the service so attendees of the music conference could distribute their music.
From the release: LoKast has also been embraced by the music industry as a digital stage to compliment live performances and for the sharing of exclusive content between performers and fans. Over forty artists are using the service at summer concerts across the country including New Kids on the Block, Third Eye Blind, Echo and the Bunnymen, Infected Mushroom, The Boxer Rebellion, The Ruse, Truth & Salvage, VICIO, Shooter Jennings, Fair to Midland, Nonpoint, Jets Overhead, Bazaar Royale, BlackMahal, Balún, DJ Sun, Mark Farina, Salvator Santana, Scott Hardkiss, Soulstice, The Pimps of Joytime, and Katia. Other companies in the movie and telecom sectors have seen LoKast’s success in the music industry and are looking to NearVerse to help them integrate proximity networking and location backgrounding into their platforms.
It says more than 175,000 people have downloaded the app since March.
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