This is a litte project I started a while back but only finished/cleaned up recently. It’s a simple information radiator that shows you what a Last.fm user is listening to right now.
It was designed to let one (or many people) know what’s playing at a glance. I’ve been using it while listening to Last.fm radio while getting ready for work, shared office playback (it works really well here) and even on top of Spotify playlists at parties. You can stalk along to someone else’s listening too, for the curious.
Dev/ops have made heavy use of radiators/glanceables for a while (that’s a whole ‘nothing post), but it’s nice to see more social and experimental uses being applied. With “second screens” getting more popular I’m excited to see what else will get made soon.
It’s not strictly a responsive-design (no media queries in sight) but it does work really well across multiple devices. Only needing some font size adjustments on larger screens. Matthew Sheret has been running this on an old iPod touch sat on his desk for a few weeks, quite happily.
How it works
Checkout the source, on Github and have a play.