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App Review: Ghosttown



Music has been big lately, and we here at TheDroidGuy are bringing you yet another music app that can benefit you. This one is especially cool. Why, you ask? Because it requires no syncing, no cloud, nothing but a data connection.  Ghosttown is an mp3 app that uses YouTube to bring you any mp3 from any artist, for free. At the same time that I am typing this sentence, I am streaming an entire album from one of my favorite bands, completely free of charge.

As I mentioned earlier, Ghosttown uses YouTube videos to pull music from the internet and stream it to your phone and cuts out the video to shorten the buffering time. Ghosttown does an absolutely fantastic of doing this. All you have to do when opening the app is search for an artist and you get all of their songs and albums to choose from. One thing that really hits home for me is unlike Pandora or Last.fm, the app lets you choose your own music, with no limited amount of skips, and no listening to what they play you from other artists, all 100% free. Ghosttown really does a great job of getting you your music, even if you don’t have it, at least as long as you have a data connection.

If there is one complaint I have for Ghosttown, it’s a lack of options at the user’s disposal. When hitting the menu button there are no options, and I would really like to see some such as streaming preferences and lock-screen controls. Other than that, Ghosttown is fantastic at what it does, and everyone who loves music should definitely give it a try. Ghosttown can be found in the Market for free, with no hidden fees except to remove ads for $.99. Check back with TheDroidGuy and follow myself on Twitter @ElijahIsMe @TheDroidBoy for more updates and app reviews.

about the writer: Elijah Ketchum is a 16 year old sophomore in High School in Cincinnati OH. His Android experience started with the Motorola Droid and his since upgraded to the HTC Thunderbolt. He enjoys everything about Android and convincing his iPhone fan boy classmates to switch. He recently convinced his father, a long term Blackberry user to switch to a Motorola Droid X. Like Elijah’s writing? Have questions? email [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @ElijahIsMe & @thedroidboy

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