Shazam, the music service that allows users to identify what song they’re currently listening to by way of recording a short sample and then sending it to a remote server for processing, has just announced that they’ve hit 1 million downloads via Nokia’s Ovi Store since making their application avilable in store in August 2009. That’s 7 months.
Contrast to a press release they issued in September of 2008 that said Shazam has been downloaded 1.5 million times since the Apple App Store launched in July 2008. Only 2 months.
That says something, and if you need me to spell it out for you then let me give you a hint: Nokia is failing to lead the market.
For those of you who have never used the service, here’s a quick 5 minute 40 second video explaining what Shazam does, along with a quick demo: