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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 […]

Don’t Miss A Beat With Soundwave

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Loved our music calendar for March? Great, because we’re bringing you another music-filled month for April! Look no further than Soundwave for all the best upcoming events, celebrity birthdays and music facts! Don’t forget to check back next month and find out what’s happening in May! Or even better… Tell us! Email hello@soundwave.com with any upcoming events you would love to see featured in our calendar. Enjoy, Soundwave PS, Happy April Fool’s Day to all of you who clicked on April 1st.  

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!

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Written by George Boyle Lead Android Developer That’s what they say; the implication being that if you want to get somewhere worthwhile you need a remarkable level of persistence. That may be true, but I say it’s not quite as simple as that. If you don’t adequately reflect on yourself and your motivations, you can easily get lost on the way.  There’s a saying that’s generally attributed to a golfer, though there seems to be a debate as to its origins, or even to which golfer said it. In one version of the anecdote, Gary […]

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6 Tips for creating great User Personas

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Written by Roisin McCormack Head of Community and User Research In January of this year, Soundwave COO, Craig Watson and myself took on the task of creating the company’s first user personas. With months of some serious user research behind us, it was the logical next step and we had already done a lot of the groundwork required. “In user-centered design and marketing, personas are fictional characters created to represent the different user types that might use a site, brand, or product in a similar way.” (Source: William Lidwell; Kritina Holden; Jill Butler (1 January […]

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How many pieces of software does it take to run a tech start-up? (SPOILER ALERT: THE ANSWER IS 64!)

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Written by Aidan Sliney Founder and CTO of Soundwave When embarking on the long and winding journey of turning your great idea into a fully fledged company, you are going to come across countless challenges and tasks that need completing. Some of these tasks will fall within your skill-set, others you will need to adapt to. As we tell every new member of staff at Soundwave: You will wear many hats! Some people love this, others not so much (only two of us actually wear hats). Thankfully the day of tackling everything with Excel, Word […]