Mattias Rost, Nicolas Belloni and me just released Spotisquare. Spotisquare is a mobile web app that adds music to places by combining Foursquare, the location-based service, and Spotify, the music streaming service). Connect a Spotify playlist to a foursquare venue, check-in and listen! The mobile app, also usable as a regular foursquare client, is accessible via m.spotisquare.com. More info at www.spotisquare.com. (And a big thank you to foursquare and numerous Twitterers for picking up on both Spotisquare and φ²)
Beyond just building a cool service, this project explores locative media and the opportunities and challenges in combining commercially available services for research purposes. From a research perspective we’re for example interested in how limitations in rapid development of mobile services affect both the user experience and research results.