Spotify Running - Context is the new genre of music

Context is the New Genre – Why it’s all about the Why!

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Written by Craig Watson Co-founder and COO of Soundwave Spotify’s recent press event was interesting for a number of reasons. Not only did it indicate the direction in which the company was going. It also highlighted a number of product releases which sparked varying reactions from the media. Content — they’ve confirmed that they will be including video, podcasts and news into their products. This is mostly what the press focused on (here, here and here). Running — they have developed technology that recognises your tempo while running and matches the song choice with that. This was mentioned only […]

Apple Watch

5 Things You Need to Know When Designing for Apple Watch

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The Soundwave music discovery app has been live on both iOS and Android for almost 2 years. I recently had the opportunity to work on UI and Interaction Design for the Soundwave Apple Watch app. With the Watch set to be released on April 24th, Soundwave will be one of the first apps available on this platform. Having also been one of the first apps available on Android Wear, it’s exciting to finally have an Apple Watch app in the pipeline! Naturally, tackling the design and build of an app on a new platform was […]

Soundwave Spotlight – Let’s Talk Music!

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Soundwave has a huge community of the best people with even better taste in music! Since we introduced the Music Messenger Groups feature, our little app has been a hub of musical activity. Music lovers from all across the globe are now connecting and sharing music. We wanted to know more and so we asked English Soundwaver Laura Stracey all about her experience of groups! Aside from her impressive play count of 8,000+, Laura is currently leading the conversation in up to 10 groups on Soundwave! (Wow!) Q. Hi Laura! So where did you first […]

Warning: May cause mood increase, foot tapping and frequent humming

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The season of goodwill is officially over for another year and while we may have joyfully rung in the New Year with a roaring chorus of Auld Lang Syne, there is something about January that is simply… quite depressing. That’s right! You’re back to work after two blissful weeks indulging in chocolate, enjoying duvet days by the fire and staying out til 4AM because ’twas the season! Now reality has reared it’s ugly head and your declarations of ‘New Year, New Me’ have come back to haunt you as you joined to Cycle-to-Work gang in […]