Social Player: The Facebook Music Player For The iPhone

Have you ever been walking down the street and suddenly a song comes on that resonates with you? Suddenly you’re dancing in the middle of the street or on the subway and all you want to do is tell your friends about the song that you’re listening to right then. Thanks to Social Player, a new iPhone application, you’ll be able to keep your friends up to date with all the music you’re listening to. While you could theoretically publish every song you’re listening to, it makes much more sense to only share your favorites.

Social Player does one simple thing: let’s you share with your friends on Facebook any song you’re listening to. Currently featured on the homepage of the iTunes app store, Social Player does nothing more than keep your friends up to date about your latest listening habits. While I would have expected Apple to integrate similar functionality directly into their iPod application, Social Player is a layer directly on top of the existing iPod application.

That means Social Player will function in the background, letting you open it up anytime you want to share the song you’re currently listening to with your Facebook friends. The idea is so simple that I think it could become a pretty big application. Developed by Andreas Doll and Sven Geisler, Social Player is the first application to launch out of the duo’s new startup If you like sharing your music listening habits with friends, the Social Player is the best application I’ve seen to do so.

While I’m not sure how the developers intend to expand this application, it appears that the company is collecting data about each song a user listens to. Perhaps the company is looking to develop a new version of, one of the largest social music products on the internet. Whatever their keeping the information for, providing users with the ability to share their music on Facebook is a simple yet useful feature. You can download the application in the app store right now for $0.99.

One downside of the application is that when you publish a story to your Facebook Page, the story doesn’t link to the actual song. The result is that your friends are notified of the song title, artist, and album, as well as the album cover. With a few added upgrades, I think this application could really take off.