Shazam's CEO has implied to Pocket-lint that the company is developing its music finding application for Android.
In a wide ranging interview with Pocket-lint, the CEO, Andrew Fisher, told Pocket-lint:
"We are very interested in the Android platform and will be watching it closely to look to develop a Shazam application for Android."
The move comes as the company plans to announce it has reached the one million download milestone on the Apple App Store next week.
"We have seen massive growth", said Fisher, before going on to explain that moves by both handset manufacturers and operators have only helped to benefit mobile application companies like Shazam. "More music handsets, greater data connectivity and easier tariffs have all helped to let people use our service."
And Fisher is hoping more and more will be "Shazaming" to find out what songs they are listening too.
"We want to be on over 250 million handsets by the end of 2009", says Fisher, being bullish. The plan is to get Shazam included as standard on mobile phones going forward.
While Apple was a third party offering, whereby users had to activity download the application, the software is already available as standard on Sony Ericsson handsets, replacing the company's own TrackID service, on the AT&T network in the US.
But being on iPhone and Sony Ericsson handsets aren't likely to get to that 250 million mark. Fisher is hoping more and more manufacturers will come on board with Samsung and Motorola announcements planned in the next couple of weeks.
As for Nokia, although no deal is on the table, Fisher believes Shazam would only help to enrich the "Comes with Music" offering launching next month.
"MP3 players will be dead in 3 years", said Fisher. It is a bold statement, but backed up by the fact that 90% of phones will ship with a music player by the end of 2009 all, Fisher is keen to point out, with the ability to connect to the Shazam service.
So what are people "Shazaming"?
"Advert music is one of the main requests as people try and work out what music is playing in the background. Big tracks in the past have been from Volkswagen and Peugeot adverts."
Shazam gets its music sources from a number of places, with a burgeoning catalogue of over 7m tracks, over 3000 record labels provide up to the minute content. If that wasn't enough over the past 7 years the company has built up a network of knowledgeable people, usually students in on the scene, that know what's hot or more importantly what is going to be hot and therefore requested.
But letting you know what music you are listening to is just the start of where Fisher is hoping to take the company.
"We are a social connector. Letting you track music to your memories."
Perhaps sounding more like an advert you'll see in a futuristic sci-fi movie like Blade Runner rather than in an interview, Fisher plans to make sure that you'll be able to use the service to track your "Musical journey" through your life.
"At the moment you can hear a song, find out what that song is then take a picture of your and your mates that were there when you heard that song. From there on, you can now remember that moment."
Likewise using the data the system will be able to provide valuable data for marketeers looking to find out where to put up billboard advertising.
"We will eventually be able to show advertisers where people requested a specific song allowing them to target a particular city for example."
Targeting aside, what of the Apple App store? Fisher is full of praise for what Apple has done for small companies like Shazam.
"It's been a great spring board for us", says Fisher. "High-end devices like the iPhone and BlackBerry are key to operators earning higher yields. We benefit off the back of that."
So what's next for the London-based company?
More integrating the social aspect of the service and building to offering the software on as many handsets and operating systems as possible it seems.
"Within 5 years I predict that Nokia's service revenue [i.e., maps and music] could outstrip hardware revenue sales."
If that happens the marketplace will become a very different place as the power and control will be in the hands of the software providers like Google and Symbian rather than the handset makers like Sony Ericsson or Samsung.