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Nine Inch Nails iPhone app goes on sale

Nine Inch Nails (NIN) has unveiled a free application at the iPhone App Store, which combines music and video content with a fun GPS-enabled means of interacting with fellow fans.

The NIN iPhone application is available to download now and offers photos of the band, videos, music and message boards.

The application also harnesses the iPhone’s GPS-support for the Nearby feature, which lets users know the location of other fans of the band, with whom they can then chat and exchange photos and messages.

Rob Sheridan, who has collaborated extensively with band leader Trent Reznor, revealed via a post on Twitter that BlackBerry and Android versions of the application could be on the way in months to come.

"We're investigating ports for Android and BlackBerry next. Nothing definitive yet but we want to make it happen."

News of the NIN application comes as more and more bands are using the marketplace to promote their wares.

Earlier this month, a Coldplay-themed music game appeared for sale at the App Store, which is the result of a collaboration with TapTap Revenge developers Tapulous.

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