Nine Inch Nails iPhone App Awaits Apple's OK
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame has revealed details on a new innovative iPhone app currently awaiting approval from Apple that's offers fans a range of interactive features.
The pioneering musician, known for openly embracing the post-CD era with music and video downloads including torrent distribution, fan remixes and the power of social media, has been developing the app since last summer when he saw fans standing in line for a NIN gig taking and sending photos.
The app is billed as a mobile window on all things NIN: music, photos, videos, message boards, and even NIN fans via a GPS-enabled feature called Nearby.
Nearby is "kind of like Twitter within the Nine Inch Nails network," Rob Sheridan, Reznor's long-time collaborator told Wired magazine.
A feature on the new iPhone app's Nearby tab will enable fans to post messages and photos from their iPhones to the Web site and have them appear on Google Earth.
"You can post a message or a photo by location, and if you're at a show you can see conversations between other people who are right there," added Sheridan.
Fans can find out the latest on the iPhone app by following Reznor on Twitter.