One our favourite legit online-music-stations-cum-social-networking-sites, Last.fm, now has its very own iPhone /iPod Touch application, available to download from the iTunes App store. Just hit up the store’s Music category to find it.
Aside from all the ordinary Last.fm music recommendation functionality (love, ban, skip, stop) you’d expect, it gives you access to a wealth of artist information, biographies, events, etc, right from the application itself. However one downside to the iPhone’s (current) refusal to allow apps to run in the background is that any links you use which load up Safari will cause Last.fm to quit automatically.
Hit the jump for a video of it in action.
Its most sensible addition is that it will allow you to buy any track that you listen to directly from iTunes at the touch of a button.
At the moment, availability is slightly limited, however users in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany and Spain can all get a listen. The list of locales will be increased as the unavoidable licensing issues are ironed out.