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 […]

Soundwave Top Four Users

Soundwave Spotlight – Meet our top four users for great music suggestions!

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Soundwave is home to a large community of music fanatics who love to discover and share great new music! Sharing new songs has never been easier with the app when all you need to do is simply, well… listen to music! Leading the crowd with over 150,000 songs tracked to his profile alone is Alberto Hernandez. We caught up with Alberto to chat about Soundwave, apps and of course.. how he has the time to listen to so much great music?! Name: Alberto Hernandez  Location:  California, USA Occupation:  Graphic Designer, Animations, Digital Artist Play Count: 150K + […]

Heathers at Soundwave

Offline – The best way to connect with your online community

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For the past four weeks, my work day at Soundwave has consisted of phone calls and emails to music management, bands and photographers. We had decided to host our first ever live music event with our office as the venue! We teamed up with Sofar Sounds — a brilliant group of people who’s mission is to bring the magic back to live music. They organise pop-up gigs in obscure places and for one event only, I joined the team to organise the biggest Sofar Sounds gig in Dublin yet! Let’s put this into perspective. Soundwave is a […]

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Improving Your App Design with User Testing

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Written By Reiner Wendland Head of Design Soundwave is a music discovery app with over 1.4 million users worldwide. The app allows users to track their favorite songs, share tunes with friends and discover great new music. Currently at Soundwave, we are working on some improvements for our existing Android app. As head of design, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on how user testing has helped to inform the design of the app. Getting Started When starting the project we established a clear set of objectives. We asked ourselves a few simple […]