Naveg.as is a social music network that helps user discover more music online. The application works through a number of popular networks. Users can connect to YouTube, Aupeo, SoundCloud and their local music. The application also lets users connect with their Facebook and Twitter accounts to share music. A music player is built into the website. All music can be played in one simple player, regardless of the source. Users can also see what their friends are listening to and talking about through the site’s music social streams. Through Naveg.as, users can share the songs and musicians they love and discover new music that they may have never heard before. The application literally connects the world of music through social networking.
Naveg.as was introduced in 2012 by CEO Lutz Villalba. The application has not seen significant popularity, but it is still in beta and has a few issues that need ironed out. These include errors experienced by some users when requesting a beta invitation. The application promises to deliver a new way to enjoy and share music online, but has a long way to go until it can prove whether it will live up to those promises.
Naveg.as was shut down in 2012.
Naveg.as is unique because it taps into many social resources. Users can bring together their social networking stream and favorite music websites. The application provides a player that can play music across platforms. The user can enjoy music content on YouTube, SoundCloud, Aupeo or directly from their computer. The application also offers an attractive design that makes for a memorable, original experience.
The look of Naveg.as is one of its strong points. The application uses a sleek black and white design that features artsy images of people in unique places, doing unique things and most likely listening to unique music. The site favors larger, square icons that bear familiar logos to help users find the networks they use. The player is kept simple and tucked neatly into the bottom of the page.
Naveg.as is currently in beta and requires an invitation to join. A new user can click the “get you invite” link below the three large boxes on the homepage. Doing so presents the user with three buttons. The first lets users request an invite by email. The other two are available for Facebook and Twitter users. The user must sign in to their account and give Naveg.as access to their profile. The application is currently experiencing some issues with sign in. Some users may receive an error. Those that do should click the black “Feedback” button at the top of the page to let Naveg.as know about the issue.
Naveg.as is available to all users for free. The application is currently in beta so it is possible that future updates could introduce premium features or subscription options. The application provides an interesting approach to sharing and enjoying music, but it is still tapping into free resources. Charging a fee would only deter users from signing up and contributing their music activity to the community.
Naveg.as is an appealing application for anyone who loves music and frequently listens online. Those who obtain their music from different sources can really appreciate the universal player built into Naveg.as. The application lets users get their regular dose of music while staying up to date on what those in their networks are talking about and listening to. The interface is unique and easy to learn, even for the most novice user.