Hi, I’m Matt Cuson and I’m responsible for finding partners who can help Logitech make the Squeezebox line of products the best digital networked music players out there. It’s a lot of fun, but when I have downtime, I draw a comic strip and work with youth sports leagues.
Sometimes you don’t fully appreciate a product’s true value until you’ve had a chance to use it for a while. Case in point: check out this Squeezebox customer blog. Mari isn’t the first customer to be pleasantly surprised by a firmware or software update making her music player even better. The cool thing is that these enhancements aren’t being developed by Logitech alone. Since the Squeezebox software platform is open source and has a robust set of APIs, there are a number of developers making regular contributions to further improve the product.
In fact, in the last month, the developer community released three new iPhone applications that turn Apple’s iPhone into a wifi remote control for all Squeezebox and Transporter devices: iPeng, developed by Jörg Schwieder, Squidgy from EMCC Software Ltd., and Squeemote by Luke Redpath. iPeng and Squidgy also give you access to your favorite Internet Radio stations (e.g., SIRIUS Internet Radio, RadioIO, Radiotime), and personalized, on-demand Web music services such as Pandora, Deezer, Last.fm, Rhapsody, and many others.
I’ll be sure to update you regularly when compelling new enhancements are added to our library. In the meantime, feel free to join our community to search for something new or maybe even to start developing your own plugin.