New Cloud Services Popping Up Fast
By GLENN DAVIS DOCTOR G
New Music Cloud Services are being announced faster than the speed of sound. Five days ago, I was informed of several mobile providers that will unveil such service including Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Enter Sprint Music Plus. It’s “Live”.
This week there will be a cloud feeding frenzy. PushLife (which is now in the Google Music Camp) released the Music Sync App (version 1.0.0) on March 7, 2011 for use with Blackberry. Now that PushLife (previously connected with Apple iTunes) is part of Google, RIM will offer an updated version of Music Sync that is intended to compete with Sprint Music Plus. I have confirmed the stability of it and it is ready for release.
Since this is uncharted territory, until everyone is on board and caught up, standard industry-wide integration will take a back seat. When the standard is agreed upon and announced, it will signal the stable foundation of this industry. The industry will analyze things themselves as well as weighing end-user and consumer likes and dislikes. UI, speed, reliability, overall ease of use, functionality and cost will all factor in when it comes time to lock in. But for now, when it rains, it pours.