Nine Inch Nails Uses Google Earth Again and iPhone

Gizmodo has a story about a new upcoming social networking app by the band Nine Inch Nails (NIN). The very clever iPhone Web 2.0 app invites NIN fans to get really involved by offering an app to listen to music, see photos or videos of NIN stuff or concerts, and to send tweets or IMs out to the fans around the world. A member of the band and its developers showed some really cool location-aware features such as: the ability to show other fans in the nearby area or messages they’ve sent both on the iPhone and with the Google Earth plugin. The GE browser interface lets folks without the iPhone get the geospatial perspective with a more interactive feel through the NIN web site. They can show where they have concerts, and fans attending the show can share messages, photos or videos with others attending the event, or with fans who can’t make that show. Very cool stuff!
Check out the video below. The Google Earth browser interface part starts at about 5:00 into the video.

NIN also used Google Earth to represent the number and location of downloads of a new album last summer.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. sounds kinda technical for nin. but hey, thats how they are.

  2. I’m always a fan of new and exciting apps coming out. I haven’t heard of that one…I’ll have to check it out!

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