I was some what surprised by this – and you may ask why was I searching Amazon for MMISoftware? Well, I wasn’t…
It turns out that the book in question is iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource.
And MMISoftware is mentioned on page 431:
“… com) Tunes Menu searches the Web for online music stores that have the selected CD for sale (Mac, free, www.mmisoftware.co.uk/pages/tunes) …”
Unfortunately Tunes Menu is no longer supported (and is no longer available) at MMISoftware. Tunes Menu was a small menu bar add-on program that allowed searching of a number of CD stores in specific countries. The program was written when the iTunes Store only worked in the US, and there were no stores in other countries. The idea was, you listened to a song in the iTunes Store and then with one click searched a series of CD stores in your country for that CD and bought it on-line.
The program is no longer available, and the reasons for this are:
- iTunes Store is now available in all the countries in which Tunes Menu worked, therefore why would anyone use Tunes Menu?
- Support for Tunes Menu was becoming increasingly difficult as it used a number of ‘web-services’ to find CDs from many different suppliers and the suppliers kept changing how the information had to be requested and how the results were delivered!
- Although Tunes Menu received a lot of downloads, it didn’t make much money and this tailed off as Apple rolled out iTunes Stores across the world. So basically the program became a train on resources.
Anyway, it was nice to see MMISoftware get a mention in a book…