Microsoft Expands 22tracks Touch-first Music Discovery Experience To All Web Browsers

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At BUILD developer conference last month, Microsoft announced 22tracks – a completely new, touch-first music discovery experience. The project was developed to showcase how Internet Explorer 11 adapts naturally across phone, laptop, tablets, and large-screen alike. Microsoft and 22tracks today announced that they are expanding this conceptual experience to all music fans that visit 22tracks.com on the Web across browsers and devices. Microsoft has also added Xbox Music support so that you can now listen, and buy or stream at one-click.

The new 22tracks is a collaboration with Vincent and Gilles to combine the best of music, design, and HTML5 web standard technology together. With more users than ever before visiting on touch-optimized mobile devices, we knew we needed a site that was more than search, play, and share. The new experience adapts responsively to a wide range of devices. You can easily switch between a disc-view with controls and a playlist-view. A new audio visualizer runs in the background using 2D WebGL that continuously adapts to the rhythm of the music and your touch interactions.

We also made it easy for music lovers to share the tracks they like by using the Windows 8 Charm Bar. They can also save a track for later with the Reading List. Can’t stop listening to that one new favorite song? Easily download it from a wide variety of music stores, including Xbox Music.

Visit 22tracks.com  to enjoy the experience and read their blog for more details.

via: IE blog



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  • cjs

    Except that the scrolling experience in IE 11 is horrible when using my mouse wheel. The page jitters badly. Unfortunately works great in Chrome. Kind of a disappointing experience to be showcasing IE.