LOS ANGELES (Hypebot) –
iLike has been using iPhone apps to extend its reach for several months with some solid results. In May, iLike announced a turnkey system enabling d.i.y. creation iPhone apps featuring concert dates, video messages, photos, blogs, bulletins, games, and exclusive content. Artists post content on the app via the iLike Artist Dashboard which is already in use by more than 300,000 artists.
The iLike iPhone app platform has been selected by established and emerging artists, from proudly independent musicians to major label acts, across a variety of musical genres. The 205 plus artists who have created iPhone apps using the platform include Jack Johnson, Enrique Iglesias, John Butler Trio, Jimmy Cliff, Lady Antebellum and Michael Franti.
iLike’s Local Concerts app, already the top-ranking free concerts app in the iTunes App Store, lists upcoming shows in a user’s area and provides links to buy tickets. The new upgrade (available soon pending Apple approval) adds key features that leverage iPhone 3.0’s new capabilities:
For artists, the benefits of using iLike to create a custom iPhone app include:
In addition to artist iPhone apps, iLike’s “post once, publish everywhere” model helps artists reach their fans among more than 50 million music fans across the iLike network, including iLike’s leading music applications on iGoogle, Facebook, hi5, Bebo, Orkut, and iLike plugins for iTunes and Windows Media Player.