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Share music with the right people on Soundwave – by Jamie Spencer

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The Soundwave Music Discovery app has an extensive community of over 1 million users who love to chat and share new music! Our newest London brand ambassador Jamie has been active on the app for over 2 years and in that time, he’s built up an amazing network with music lovers from all over the world. Here’s what he had to say about his experience on the app:     As a new Soundwave roadie for London, I thought it best to dispel the myth right now… No – I don’t have to carry Soundwave‘s equipment […]

Soundwave brand ambassadors

Need advice on how to discover great new music? Meet the Soundwave Roadies!

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Over the last two years, we’ve been lucky enough at Soundwave to have so many wonderful people representing the Soundwave name across the globe! We affectionately refer to these people as the ‘Soundwave Roadies’. And they are back with a vengeance this year as we prepare to launch some amazing new features on the app! Meet the Roadies 2015/16 We currently have over 16 returning roadies to the brand ambassador program based in different countries all over the world. You can always find them tracking great songs to their profile, chatting with other users in groups […]

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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 […]

Mongo DB and the Soundwave Music Map

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Written by Dave Lynch Principal Engineer Soundwave is a smartphone app that tracks music as quickly as it is played. Soundwave tracks each user’s music-listening habits across multiple platforms and streaming services1, creating a listening profile. Users follow each other, facilitating listening, sharing, discovery, and discussion of music old and new, popular and niche. MongoDB is our database of choice. We track around 250,000 plays per day from a user base that has grown to over 1 million in the past 13 months. Soundwave has users in all time zones, making availability critical. MongoDB replica […]

Soundwave receives the Editor’s Choice award on the Google Play Store

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Editor’s Choice is a specific section on the Google Play Store; reserved for a collection of the very best apps, hand-picked by the store’s Editors. Getting a spot here is notoriously difficult as the Store has high standards and a number of quality guidelines that an app has to meet in order to be considered. According to the Google Play store’s website: “Editor’s select apps based on their ‘quality and great user interface, long-term popularity and innovative use of Android features!” Taking all of this into consideration you can understand how delighted we were when […]