October 8, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Slacker Radio advertises the slogan “Your radio everywhere,” but that’s only been true for certain mobile phone users. At CTIA, Slacker promised to make that statement applicable to more people when it demoed upcoming apps for Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and of course, Android.
Currently available only in the United States, Slacker is a streaming service for custom music stations based on artists and user preferences. The Android version of Slacker will come with a “Now Playing” homescreen widget similar to what we’ve seen in other music apps. There will probably be some Twitter support for when users choose to share that they change stations, favorite songs, or ban an artist or song. This tool is designed to increase artist discovery and recommending.
Slacker has yet to offer a solid release date but is likely to do it before the end of the year. Slacker’s already behind the more established Android streaming apps from Pandora, Last.fm, and imeem, so it can’t afford to wait too much longer if they wish to attract new users.