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Created on: 7 Mar 2010
User group for LastHistory - Visualizing Listening Histories and Personal Streams:

LastHistory allows you to analyze music listening histories from through an interactive visualization and to explore your own past by combining the music you listened to with your own photos and calendar entries. It is written as a desktop application for Mac OS X v10.5 or higher.

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  • mumu-mask

    Yes! This thing on Windows would be ace! - Found something similar on the web, but it doesn't always work...

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • wizard710

    I would love this to come to windows, what licence is it under and would we be able to rewrite it to work

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ossobo

    hi.. I am constantly getting the following error "Line (random line number): Extra content at the end of the document" Any ideas to resolve this? (latest version)

    3 Dec 2011 Reply
  • AmnestyInc

    Any plans to make it for Windows? I imagine having iTunes installed would be a requirement as it seems to use the library.

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • titolinhas

    This application is very well made... Very interesting! :)

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • nanwang

    Really cool app and works perfect for me!

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mino2000

    our (@afrome & mine) latest listening history visualization is up: LastLoop ( lets you interactively explore and compare multiple histories. Give it a try (works right in your browser)!

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • TripleF

    maskinmakt: Unfortunately doesn’t provide a fast way to access information about multiple tracks, so if you have a lot of different tracks in your library it will take a while to fetch all the necessary information individually.

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • talios

    Loving the app but now that I have 20k+ tracks and 100k+ entries showing up the app is running like a dog ( and taking 500mb+ of RAM as well! ). One interesting thing I've noticed is since using LastHistory I've changed my playlists to bring in more recently played tracks -

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • ev4njt

    love this program! the ability to zoom into times would be useful on my 13" macbook. Also when a mouse hovers over a node, it would be nice to have it stick to it or maybe bring up a small magnifying glass to select other songs in the same area

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • tlax

    Love this app. <3 Too bad it isn't compatible with Lightroom. Maybe I could find some plugin there.

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • TripleF

    Thanks Crompsy! Currently LastHistory only supports iPhoto.

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Crompsy

    Is there a way to have it pull from Aperture rather than iPhoto?

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Crompsy

    Very nice work, Frederik. I look forward to seeing this project develop further.

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • TripleF

    Just wanted to let you know that I finished my thesis on LastHistory. It’s available for download from my website (PDF, 16 MB) if someone is interested.

    22 Mar 2010 Reply
  • president_block

    Thanks. I read it later. No more crashes indeed ;-)

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • TripleF

    @president_block As noted on the website, there is an issue that can lead to crashes when interacting with the visualization while the download from is still in progress. I would recommend not to interact with the program until the history is fully downloaded. Afterwards I have not experienced any crashes. Enjoy! :)

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • president_block

    I have the latest version of Snow Leopard, but the app crashed immediately and kept crashing, so I removed it....

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • TripleF

    @Four_Ton_Tanuki Unfortunately the servers sometimes return random errors. I haven’t seen this specific one, but if you send me the error output from the Mac OS X Console I can look into it. @buzlink No. LastHistory uses a number of Mac OS X components that are not available on Tiger. @prolixian Unfortunately LastHistory needs to ask the servers about the tags for every track in your library individually, which is why it can take a while. Hopefully adds a faster way to do this in the future.

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jcampbellpg

    just found the app via the lifehacker article. I just started using too so my history is pretty sparce, but I can see the visualization building and can't wait to get some serious history and some awesome visualizations going.

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
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