Monthly Archives: June 2012

Amazon cloud player on the iPhone


Found on my iPhone 4 Safari browser.

Seriously Amazon?

Amazon has touted the power and convenience of it’s cloud storage system, and specifically for music lovers with lots of mp3s, it’s Cloud Player.  Anyone who has actually used it knows how terrible the whole system is set up, but nothing comes close to how fucking terrible it is on the iPhone.  It looks like some douchebag’s high school art collage project gone terribly awry.

Of course, part of the blame goes to Apple for not allowing Amazon to create an iPhone app to begin with, but what Amazon has done is made sure no one with an iPhone and Amazon Cloud would ever use the two together.  Not only is the UI layout completely unusable, it’s also slow as molasses.  Surely a billion dollar company could employ someone that could make at least a half-hearted attempt at being able to browse through your  playlist and hit play at the very least?  Instead, most of the real-estate is devoted to letting me know how many songs, artists and albums I won’t be able to play through cloud player.  Thanks Amazon!