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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 […]

3 lessons from building the metrics engine of a growing startup

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Written by Clodagh McCarthy Luddy. Software Engineer Just over a year ago I joined the small startup team at Soundwave, which already had hundreds of thousands of users. These users were syncing millions of song plays, following each other and liking and disliking tunes, as well as writing up feature requests and bug reports. Coming in with a fierce interest in stats, data mining and classification, I made sure I got involved with the analytics side of the project. This is a small window into what I learned by evolving the metrics engine of a […]

Teenage Mobile Behaviours — Part 3

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A Three Part Series on the Results of Hundreds of Hours of Interviews with ‘Actual’ Teenagers   Written by Craig Watson and Roisin McCormack In Part 1 of this series, we dove into general mobile and app usage patterns for teenagers. This was followed by Part 2 which looked specifically into mobile music consumption and how teens are sharing and discovering music nowadays. We’ve had a lot of fun carrying out the research and putting these posts together and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to check them […]

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 […]

The life of interns at Soundwave HQ

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Ever wondered what intern life at a start up is like? Our stellar interns here at Soundwave HQ are giving you an insight into intern life and what it’s like to work for Soundwave. You’ll hear from Roisin ex Marketing/Community intern – now Community Manager, Colm our Marketing/Community intern and Kilian our Data Analyst intern. We hope you enjoy! Until next time, Team Soundwave