Spotify Install

Some thoughts on Spotify’s setup and install…

  • Why are zipcode, gender, and birthday required? Zipcode doesn’t really bother me, but gender and birthday is rather annoying. If you don’t have a compelling reason (i.e. key functionality will break) you should make collection of information optional. (I’d probably put it in there anyway, but you’d be a better global citizen.)
  • Creating a start menu item and creating a desktop icon should be two options in the installer, not one. Guess what, I don’t necessarily need an icon for EVERYTHING on my damn desktop.
  • Really, Facebook is the only way to “get social” on your platform? Guess what… A) I don’t really want Facebook to be hooked to everything I do on the planet & B) I want to connect to music friends who I don’t want to share my Facebook life with.