We have played with more social music apps than we have actual friends in the last year, and most have gone on to sink without trace on the app stores. Can Lili.fm become one of the successful swimmers?

It has a twist on the standard social formula, since it’s an app designed to share music “in synchronised, one-to-one sessions”. Users fire up the app on their iPhones, connect to a friend (or “likeminded people” if friends aren’t available) and then build playlists to listen to together.

Sources for the music include YouTube, SoundCloud and Bandcamp. “This is an early version of the app; we plan on adding mini-games to play along with the musical sessions’ other person, on the music’s rhythm,” explain the developers.

The app is free to download.