Skooday streaming music app may stop working soon, if it hasn't already

By Bla1ze on 24 Dec 2013 02:07 am
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This is just a heads up for those of you out there who have been making use of the streaming music app Skooday on BlackBerry 10. The music-discovery service that acts as a back end for Skooday, known as ExFM, has decided to shut down some of their services as of January 15, 2014. Meaning you'll no longer be able to love songs, follow people and any data saved there will no longer be accessible.

Because of that, it's unknown if Skooday will be able to continue on functioning as per normal and as such, users of the app may indeed experience issues or have the app stop working entirely. As noted in the CrackBerry Forums, the developer of Skooday has no intentions of reworking the app to use another service and the app has already been removed from BlackBerry World to avoid further downloads.

Shame such a great app has to come to an end but not exactly something that could really be prevented either given the circumstances surrounding ExFM which has the control in this case.

70 comments

heri16

Sucks

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Tater Tots

Never heard of this app...

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joshua_sx1

Now, you do...

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BerryRipe

I received an email from the service. I deleted the app but it was pretty good.

Keep The Faith

BerryRipe

I re-downloaded it since others are not able to download it as of now. It will stay on my phone as long as it keeps working.

Keep The Faith

nhanken

Darn I always listen to music on Skooday and I hope the developer would find a workaround :/

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Bla1ze

No incentive to really. Nobody was downloading the app when it was a paid app, people only realized how good it was when it was made free. But yeah, was a great app and filled a void in good streaming music apps in BlackBerry World.

ruhban

Could you perhaps do an article to highlight alternative streaming services? It'd be useful for everyone seeing as it's Christmas as well.

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felixlives

Noooooooooooooooo, i use this daily, ....way waaayyy better than soundcloud or others I have tried, and I've tried a lot of them.
Damnit

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BBRYed

I love Skooday. My backup, EasyTune isn't working anymore either.

ARRGH!

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FeralCat1

Are there other ways to monetize the app away from paid downloads? Google makes much revenue from free apps. Why buck the tide in social media re Advertising and amount of usage? Since it is native BB software it will be best on the OS, just a thought.

Devil

What's the difference between this and say, 8 tracks?

III 4U2NV III

Never heard of this app either so all good lol.

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alan510

I used it now and then to stream some music. Anybody know of a similar app on BlackBerry World?

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Pravin1

Soundcloud

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willcookson

Really sad to hear. Great service and app - really sorry to hear it;s shutting down

whofrank

Hype machine is a free streaming app as soundcloud etc, but nothing beats Skooday for catalogue size. You can get any song on there and I mean any.

It's such a shame the app has died and the developer moved on. It's a really great app.

BlackberryCanada

What else is new? Same ol', same ol' here....

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Bla1ze

Not really, it's not exactly every day a music service decides to shut down after four years. But alas, it sounds like you just read the part about it being a BB10 app that's no longer going to be working and ran with that lol.

fenha1

Pls add Spotify on blackberry world.

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EsJayDee

I second this, I love Spotify.

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dondizm

Too bad! I loved this app!

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00stryder

That sucks, the dev was very receptive to community input too.

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R Field

It really sucks that this app is pretty much shut down due to this. Was even in the BBM group from the beta version to improve this. :(

NightFire

What a shame!

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Bor Navas

Such a shame, the app is great, I use it everyday :(

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DGreen02

Gutted

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ramaputra

Xreme music is better, yes its not free app but its worth of penny. Never understand to people who always ask free apps.

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Bla1ze

Xtreme Music a front end for Grooveshark.

chan_the_killer

Plus you can not create Playlists.... sad thing

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SparkyBC

Never heard of them probably why they're shutting down. Prefer slacker anyways

BBRYed

Slacker is a radio service. Skooday IS NOT.

I hate radio apps.

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meltbox360

This app was awesome. Damn.

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christoph77

Too bad, was a very good and intuitive-like app! Will be missed in the store, hoping for the 10.2.1 update soon here in Belgium!

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blackberryz10w

Life moves on with or without it.
BlackBerry forever

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chan_the_killer

I did use this app.... what a shame am not going to be able to life anymore

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jiminica

It was a geat app. I feel for my developers of great apps. Everybody wants something for free, and it hurts them. Maybe do a model change, introduce the app for free for a month, then go paid. Kinda like the 25 days of Christmas, but with new upcoming apps.

Maybe that'll get the word out. Help devs make money, and keep the innovation going.

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endevour

Really sorry to hear that.
I have not been able to find a decent replacement in terms of simplicity and catalog size (would love to pay, that's not the problem)

The concept of a simple trending and popular playlist, clean interface and a mark/remember/love option for w/e Song was playing did really work well for me.

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masterful

Tears

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endevour

What app is that showing in the screenshot?

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Vorkosigan

I really like skooday but I figured when I read a couple of days ago the ExFM was shutting down that skoodays days were also numbered.

:(

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BB-Marcus

Ahhh no, very good app. Used it pretty much every day.

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Killjoyhere

I use Songza.

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jsille

One the best apps ever for BlackBerry 10, it's a shame that nothing seems to done for saving it....

BBM channel: C0040FF4D..... Proudly Z10 owner...

jwyoungy

Never used it

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PD in T-DOT

This was a very good app. Too bad.

What are some good alternatives?

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Steven Bolen

That sux. I have a sweet list of my favorite songs which I can jam out to anytime I needed. Wish it wasn't so.

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NoAhB0Dy

Well at least now I know what that email was about the other day regarding ExFM shutting down :) I must have signed up for it but never used the app.

Kevmobile

This is a loss :-(. For those of you looking for an alternative, check out Hype Machine for BB 10. I love this app. It's also for desktop.

Rissa_Boo

I love that app uve gotta be shitting me =[
I've never had a problem with it lol so unfair I hope they burn at the stake for this lol =P

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mastermike87

I loved this app. Native and perfect. Wahhhhh

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EsJayDee

Too bad, that was a good app.

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Jon Hanson

That sucks. This app was great!!

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BBRYed

Nothing compares to Skooday.

Songza - No
Hype - No
Slacker - No
Nobex - No
Iheartradio - No
Music Factory - No (rarely works)
Apollo/Pandora -No
TuneIn - No
Soundcloud - Hell no

EasyTune - Yes but I can't get it to work

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whofrank

Try Hype Machine it's free and very good

BBRYed

After reading the forum, I see that the developer of Skooday is a bitter whiner. He doesn't use or have a BlackBerry. After his red BlackBerry broke he joked about it. He has been talking about the app and having a pity party since September. He doesn't want anything to do with BlackBerry.

As BB user Kevin O'Leary says on the Shark Tank, "You're Dead To Me!"

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whofrank

Dude calm down, he did write a beautiful native app in Skooday and was very responsive to the community.

Gees97

Am I the only one that enjoys iHeart radio? Lol

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Tomas Carrillo

It was 100% the app I most loved in BlackBerry :( what a shame

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spookyentertainment

C0014C3C9 post ur music here people let's get the channel krak n what kind of music do you like

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wout000

Easy tune is a direct clone of Skooday.
Search for it in appworld.

Some report issues of getting it to work. Mine works.

I'm on Z10 - .1055

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honda1944

Easy tune is still working for me.

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ranibleu

Aww, that sucks. I use it everyday. Gonna have to find something else that is similar. :(

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bembem11

awww.. this is one of the great apps onn BlackBerry world :(

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