Failure to launch is all I can say.
I’m a huge Apple fan. I’ve owned many Apple computers and devices since the 80s, I was on the iphone bandwagon until just a month ago and I don’t let go of my iPad often. However, Apple has launched a service that I don’t think they really ‘thought’ out… or maybe they did and just didn’t test it well.
Ping was announced earlier this week and has been plagued with major issues since the launch. Accessing Ping was a major issue but could be blamed on the onslaught of traffic after being announced. Connecting to Facebook or other services was there, then gone and as of now not available… unless I’m missing it. Which is my biggest complaint for Ping. The user interface. It looks pretty until you try to use it- then you are left trying to figure out navigation and where you are.
That’s the first blow I’ll receive I’m sure- “you’re an idiot if you can’t figure it out!”. Again, that’s the problem, I did figure it out and I still didn’t get how this was supposed to revolutionize how I find & share new music! Obviously new services don’t always start out well- we all remember the growing pains of Twitter and the fail whale.
Can Apple save the service before we all give up. Probably. Will they listen to outside users to make it better and adaptable to the things we think will make it better? Hopefully.
If you are on Ping and have a different view point please share. I want to like it, I think the concept is great and has been needed for years. There are many times when I’m listening to music and just want to hit a button and share it with my friends.
Haven’t tried Ping? Give it a try, maybe I’m over thinking it? If you give it a shot, connect with me. Good luck figuring that one out… I couldn’t tell you how to find my username or even give you a link to make that easy.