Evidence Of A Facebook Music App Surfaces

by Emilio on July 11, 2011

Facebook Music Is Becoming More And More Of A Tangible Reality

We will have to wait until August for Facebook to announce what its much-speculated music service is going to be all about. Yet, a coder who was trying to get Facebook’s new Skype-powered chat to work found something quite interesting on the program that must be installed to activate such a service.

This person (whose named is Jeff Rose) has discovered that the installer supports not one but two applications. One is related to the video chat client itself, and it is called “Peep”. The other, now, is called “Vibes”. And it is blatantly obvious “Vibes” is connected with a music service. The code in question makes it clear its users will be given the chance to download music found online. Just take a look at it:

if (paramString.equals(“com.facebook.peep”))
return this.window.getMember(“VideoChatPlugin”);
if (paramString.equals(“com.facebook.vibes”)) {
return this.window.getMember(“MusicDownloadDialog”);}

The next F8 Conference will be held on August. The exact date is yet to be announced, but we know for sure it is revolving around music. The exact nature of Facebook’s music service and a deal with Spotify are the hottest items on the agenda.

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