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iOS 4-Enhanced Update for Shazam

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Mobile discovery provider Shazam has today announced "significant" feature updates for its iPhone/iPod touch app, many of which take advantage of iPhone 4 and iOS 4 capabilities. The addition of support for the multitasking iOS 4 feature enables the Shazam app user to now quit the app and use another function on their iPhone, such as take a call, and then return to where they left off in the app when ready to do so.

All icons and imagery in the app are also now much brighter and clearer in order to take full advantage of the iPhone 4's Retina Display. Other new features in the update include the ability to customise settings, such as "tagging on start-up"; an enhanced video experience, delivering multiple YouTube videos per tag; improved artist information including track and album reviews, artist biogs and discographies; a new "Discover" tab to access Shazam Tag Charts; shortcut icons; and a one-tap search facility for ringtones and videos on iTunes.
“This is a major enhancement for our customers,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “Whether it is Shazam’s free, premium or (RED) version, we have made a significant investment to provide the most intuitive, interactive and immersive discovery experience yet. 20 million music lovers are already using Shazam on the iPhone and iPod touch and we’re confident that our new design and feature update will encourage more discovery, sharing and buying of music than ever before.”

The new features are compatible with all Shazam iPhone and iPod touch versions. The free Shazam iPhone/iPod touch app can be downloaded here, and the two premium versions, Shazam Encore and (SHAZAM) RED, can be downloaded for £2.99/$4.99 each by clicking on their respective links.
 

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