Gigbeat - Concerts

Gigbeat - Concerts

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Simplicity
  • Great database of tour artist
  • Last.fm and Songkick.com integration
Cons
  • Too sober layout
  • Lack of options
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Hey! Your favorite artist is jamming in your city!"

Reviewed by / Nov 10, 2011

Gigbeat tracks your device's music and shows you nearby concerts of your favorite artists

We have to recognize that this app is a great idea. It tracks the music stored on your device in order to find your favorite artist and then show you their tours. This way you can see when they're playing close to your city not to miss a concert. It will even notify you breaking news and any change on your favorite artists tours. If you don't have any music on your device, because you prefer to listen to it from the cloud, there's no problem: Gigbeat supports SongKick and Last.fm accounts, what means that it will sync your playlist and bookmarks from these resources. The only flaw is that if you don't have an account on these resources and you're using other cloud music services, Gigbeat will do little. In order to fully enjoy this app we recommend you to create an account on Songkick.com. Besides sync music you will be able to purcharse concert tickets from there.

Gigbeat's layout is quite simple: set in a black background and four pink tabs: artist, events, location and Mygigs. There's a search bar to find tour of any artist. Its simplicity makes it easy to get the hang of it in a few seconds. However, it would be good if they improved the layout and the amount of customization options.

Despite of that Gigbeat is a great idea that works pretty well (bear in mind that its database is constantly increasing). Developers: great job. Reccomendable.

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Developer's original description available here
GigBeat helps you never miss another concert by your favorite artist in your town!

GigBeat scans your device's music library, shows you when your favorite artists are on tour and where they will be. Don't have any music stored on your device? That's not a problem, GigBeat offers support for Songkick, Last.fm and Rdio accounts so users can login and sync their artists from these services!

GigBeat will also remind you when a concert you've starred is coming up, or notify you when it finds new tour dates in your area for artists you are tracking.

GigBeat is currently fully supported on Android phones running version 2.1 or higher and is compatible with Honeycomb tablets, but a more polished version for tablets is coming very soon.

Feature List:

- Scans your music library for your artists.
- Location based search so you can find out what's happening around you.
- Ability to track multiple cities and venues.
- Notifications for upcoming events, or newly added tour dates.
- Link to ticket purchasing via Songkick.com
- Sync tracked artists, events, and locations from your Songkick account. *
- Sync artists from your Last.fm account. **
- Events from artists recommended by Last.fm **
- Sync artists from your Rdio account. ***
- Check-in to concerts in Gigbeat powered by Foursquare! ****
- New homescreen widget to track your favorite upcoming gigs.

* Requires a Songkick.com account.
** Requires a Last.fm account.
*** Requires an Rdio account.
**** Requires a Foursquare account.

Like us on Facebook http://facebook.com/gigbeat or follow us on Twitter @gigbeatapp to stay up to date with the latest GigBeat news.

If you come across any issues with GigBeat please feel free to send us an email. We will be more than happy to assist with any issues. support@gigbeat.fm.

You can now add Gigbeat to your Google+ Circles! Head over to this url to add Gigbeat! https://plus.google.com/u/0/105737735772692248409

GigBeat is developed by Michael Novak and Guenther Beyer.

Recently changed in this version

- Complete interface redesign.
- Added support for Android Beam on event pages.
- Added simple artist information.


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Comments and ratings for Gigbeat - Concerts
  • (64)

    by Dave Morris on 26/04/2014

    Nexus 7...every click is a "stopped working" been like this for at least 3 months. Unusable the whole time

  • (64)

    by Kelley Gentry on 07/04/2014

    Ringtones

  • (64)

    by John Garmon on 06/04/2014

    Force closes every time on Nexus 7 version 2013. Uninstalling!

  • (64)

    by Sava DUBROVSKAYA on 26/03/2014

    you gotta be kidding me.. this bug exists for MONTHS and noone cares ?? then get this app out of google play already if you can not support it properly !

  • (64)

    by Peter Watts on 10/03/2014

    This app has some great features, like notifying you of upcoming concerts from the artist you're listening to, but using it as a gig guide is frustrating. As far as I can see, there's no view that shows me all upcoming gigs of my artists in my location. I have to go into each touring artist and find my local gig. Too much work. If this view was added, it could be my go to guide.

  • (64)

    by Chad Torkelson on 22/02/2014

    Love the interface, the tracking by artists, venue, location, etc. Only reason not giving 5 stars is for 2 reasons (and quite possibly out of the developers' hands, but thought I'd state if possible future release can add these features): 1. Integration and ability to scan Google Music artists in. 2. Integration and ability to scan AmazonMP3 Cloud Player (would LOVE this, as it's my primary mus

  • (64)

    by Steven Maroufkhani on 10/02/2014

    This hasn't received a single update since June 2012... Don't waste your time downloading an app that doesn't work on devices released in the past 3-years. Not to mention the obvious fact that the devs abandoned support for this app years ago now.