LoKast, the ‘local-casting’ iPhone app that launched earlier this year at the SXSW Festival, lets people share photos, videos, contacts and music between iPhones wirelessly, with the music taking the form of 30-second preview clips on the recipient’s device (i.e. no piracy). However, the app can also be used by artists to distribute tracks for free around specific events, like gigs. Anyway, the company behind LoKast, NearVerse, has just launched the app for Android handsets too. 125,000 people downloaded the iPhone app in its first two months of availability, so it’s gaining momentum.

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