Pandora Launches Desktop Application Using Adobe AIR

Posted Jun 4, 2008

Yesterday Pandora announced that they have created a desktop application for their streaming music player.  Tom Conrad, CTO of Pandora officially announced the desktop application software on the Pandora blog.

“It’s probably been on our to do list longer than any single feature. Today we’re dipping our toe into those waters for the first time with the release of a Beta version of Pandora Desktop.”  The Pandora desktop application either gets added on the Windows tray or Mac dock.

Advertisements are embedded in the Pandora application to help the company generate money since streaming audio is expensive. 

The application was built using Adobe AIR.  The Adobe AIR application has to be downloaded in order for Pandora’s desktop application to work.