Nokia Music Store

8 Jul 2009 - 10:06am
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Mayur Karnik
2007

Has anyone checked out the Nokia Music Store?
http://musicstore.nokia.com/download.aspx.

I found it beautiful on first glance, in fact very beautiful! Simplicity
Rules.
Comments / reviews?

Regards,
Mayur Karnik
http://mayurkarnik.com

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8 Jul 2009 - 10:24am
Mayur Karnik
2007

ignore the full-stop... need to unlearn some english grammar here.
http://musicstore.nokia.com/download.aspx

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8 Jul 2009 - 11:42am
Mayur Karnik
2007

Thanks for the valuable remarks. I downloaded the application and it seems
quite good. Of course, being an application it's got a lot of contextual
support like right clicking and hot jumping to functions / the storem (
which a website may struggle to have I think) . But I am with you,
downloading (one more) application is a bit of a cognitive roadblock.
Besides, this app take a relatively longer time to download (although the
experience is not that bad sans the waiting part).

I found the desktop interface quite well resolved in terms of the
interaction design / layout and also the simplistic visual design. The
digital music universe still suffers from metadata cacophony.. hence GIGO
wise, the music organization is as tacky as the other applications.. but I
wonder what is the solution for that? What do you do with metadata that
isn't complete or accurate in the present form and the future is contextual
and semantic in nature? I expected some bit of that here but didnt see..

In the end, echoing your thoughts, music is a very emotional experience and
you want the track / album right now (daughter wants it, party demands it
with a cruel clock ticking by)...

Regards,
Mayur

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 9:34 PM, William Hudson <william.hudson at syntagm.co.uk
> wrote:

> Mayur -
>
> From a practical point of view there are at least two big problems. The
> first is that it *looks* as though you have to download the Nokia Music
> application before you can do anything else. I am not keen on this. My
> daughter wanted a specific album a couple of years ago and I visited
> about four different music stores before I found it. I had to spend 10
> minutes downloading and installing software at each one before
> discovering (in 3 cases out of the 4) that they didn't have what I was
> looking for. However, in this case appearances are deceptive. If you
> select your country first, you can skip directly to a new home page with
> artist and title search (this is not at all obvious given the big, fat
> 'Download Now' button and lack of functionality on the first page).
>
> The second is not really a web site problem but will impact its
> usefulness dramatically. According to the site, the music files used
> are WMA and are DRM locked. So while the rest of the downloads industry
> is moving to easy-to-use MP3's, Nokia is pedalling backwards. Oh well.
>
> Regards,
>
> William
>
> PS - The site also makes it seem that you need a Nokia device to
> download to. You don't, but you have to persevere to find this out. And
> don't get me started on the dark grey on light grey colour scheme at the
> bottom of the first page<g>.
>
> PPS - In our mobile phone e-commerce benchmarking, visual design was the
> highest scoring area for all sites (75%). However, things like helping
> customers sort out problems with online tools did not do so well (2%).
> It would be really nice to see more substance than gloss in sites like
> this (although gloss is important too, I admit). See www.uxbench.com
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: new-bounces at ixda.org [mailto:new-bounces at ixda.org] On Behalf Of
> > Mayur Karnik
> > Sent: 08 July 2009 09:07
> > To: discuss at ixda.org
> > Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Nokia Music Store
> >
> > Has anyone checked out the Nokia Music Store?
> > http://musicstore.nokia.com/download.aspx.
> >
> > I found it beautiful on first glance, in fact very beautiful!
> > Simplicity
> > Rules.
> > Comments / reviews?
> ...
>

8 Jul 2009 - 7:58pm
Stephen Holmes
2009

Interesting that Nokia have not bothered to support Apple OS and
Safari - surely not everyone with a Mac has an iPhone (heresy, I
know, but I still like my much smaller Nokia phone on my MacBook!)

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8 Jul 2009 - 11:04am
William Hudson
2009

Mayur -

>From a practical point of view there are at least two big problems. The
first is that it *looks* as though you have to download the Nokia Music
application before you can do anything else. I am not keen on this. My
daughter wanted a specific album a couple of years ago and I visited
about four different music stores before I found it. I had to spend 10
minutes downloading and installing software at each one before
discovering (in 3 cases out of the 4) that they didn't have what I was
looking for. However, in this case appearances are deceptive. If you
select your country first, you can skip directly to a new home page with
artist and title search (this is not at all obvious given the big, fat
'Download Now' button and lack of functionality on the first page).

The second is not really a web site problem but will impact its
usefulness dramatically. According to the site, the music files used
are WMA and are DRM locked. So while the rest of the downloads industry
is moving to easy-to-use MP3's, Nokia is pedalling backwards. Oh well.

Regards,

William

PS - The site also makes it seem that you need a Nokia device to
download to. You don't, but you have to persevere to find this out. And
don't get me started on the dark grey on light grey colour scheme at the
bottom of the first page<g>.

PPS - In our mobile phone e-commerce benchmarking, visual design was the
highest scoring area for all sites (75%). However, things like helping
customers sort out problems with online tools did not do so well (2%).
It would be really nice to see more substance than gloss in sites like
this (although gloss is important too, I admit). See www.uxbench.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: new-bounces at ixda.org [mailto:new-bounces at ixda.org] On Behalf Of
> Mayur Karnik
> Sent: 08 July 2009 09:07
> To: discuss at ixda.org
> Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Nokia Music Store
>
> Has anyone checked out the Nokia Music Store?
> http://musicstore.nokia.com/download.aspx.
>
> I found it beautiful on first glance, in fact very beautiful!
> Simplicity
> Rules.
> Comments / reviews?
...

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