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  • Ping Finally Comes to the iPad


    Ping has quietly arrived on the iPad and is now available through the iTunes app. Ping was made available for the first time when Apple updated iTunes back in September. Apple hopes to generate more music downloads by tapping into the popularity of social networking on the web. Apple integrated Ping into iTunes and this now makes it easy for people to find new music and download it directly though the app. Ping has been available on the iPhone since the introduction of iOS 4.1. No update is required for the iPad, however, as it is now just part of the iTunes app.

    When using Ping, you can follow your favorite artists, see who they are currently listening to and download any songs that interest you. You can also follow what your friends are listening to and if you like a song, you can purchase it on the spot. Ping also helps you keep track of when your favorite band comes to town, even allowing you to purchase tickets through Live Nation. You can then see who’s going to the concert and let them know that you’ll be there too. Ping can also connect to your Twitter account and automatically updates it every time you post something new. How convenient.

    Now that the iPad includes Ping, all that remains for Apple to do is release the iOS 4.2 update. Then there will finally be unity across the entire iOS platform, more or less. I wonder if Ping will end up on the Apple TV next?

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ping Finally Comes to the iPad started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. Darrius777's Avatar
      Darrius777 -
      Does anyone even use ping ?
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      I love it, good news.
    1. kingljrules's Avatar
      kingljrules -
      pings is a failure...
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kingljrules View Post
      pings is a failure...

      True that.

      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Ping is just a cheap version of Twitter.

      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darrius777 View Post
      Does anyone even use ping ?
      Set it up and then asked my self the same question! Just a list of music people like with a link to a sales site!! Almost worse than bebo!
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      useless.
    1. kingljrules's Avatar
      kingljrules -
      hey Apple? would you like some epic with that fail?
    1. Atomi's Avatar
      Atomi -
      Maybe this is like apple tv, first it fails then succeses. First they added twitter and then facebook later and everyone will use that or not.. btw I don´t use it.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kingljrules View Post
      hey Apple? would you like some epic with that fail?
      EPIC WIN.
      lol ping is a huge flop, I never even set up a ping account.
    1. armypunk2003's Avatar
      armypunk2003 -
      Forgot ping even existed till this post... Lol!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Never used it myself... read the feedback that people said and didn't care for what they stated about it.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      ping is just a twitter/Facebook music only thing?!? for people who have friends that are into music and want to know everything about them or even for people who love those musicians out there and just want to know what there doin! but ive got to admit it's a EPIC fail...apple may say theres millions of users, but out of those millions how many are actually active during the week or ever!! cuz I made an account and totally forgot about it!!...until now
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      wow a lot of apple haters, this is there first attempt at a social network, give it time. Im sure if you loved music and are interest in the artists themselves, ping is probably great. Im sure it will take off.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Unless Facebook gets shut down I just don't see any other social site "taking off." The fact that every single artist on Ping has been on FB long before now I don't see the point. No one wants dual accounts either which is why I haven't been on my Myspace in almost a year.
    1. jokerg7's Avatar
      jokerg7 -
      Ping is rubbish and I would never use it. Waste of my good time imho
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Ping would be good... IF it did what it was supposed to do, guide you to new music. Sadly, it doesn't.

      You can follow an artist, but then you find that the only thing they've "liked" is their own music. If we could get an "inspiration list" that would be more useful, but you can find that elsewhere online anyway.

      I am hoping they make improvements, because I really do love all kinds of music, so keeping up with all of it is a daunting task.

      I'm in the minority of people who listens to music more than they watch TV, ping is supposed to be for us.
    1. psilocybin's Avatar
      psilocybin -
      i am giving it a go and following a few bands i like..see how it turns out
    1. andykeating's Avatar
      andykeating -
      Awesome app really liked it..