Teenage Mobile Behaviours – Part 1

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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 Can you remember those beautiful seven years between the ages of 13 and 19 when everything seemed possible? When no experience was to be missed? When pretty much everything in life revolved around an infatuation with the opposite sex (or being as equally confused by them)? Those were the days… In the Autumn of 2014, my colleague Roisin McCormack and I decided to spend three months vicariously reverting back to this glorious […]

Soundwave celebrates its 1st Birthday

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On June 20th 2013 Soundwave launched on Android and iPhone in 14 different languages worldwide! Yes folks, that means it’s our 1st Birthday! Team Soundwave are chuffed to have reached this significant milestone and we are very grateful that you’ve chosen to join us along the way. It’s been a phenomenal year! We reached many milestones throughout our 1st year that we felt the need to celebrate. Check out this infographic that summarises some of our highlights. A special mention to our Soundwave community, our rocking Roadies, the media, our investors, advisers and of course […]

Team Soundwave are getting ready for Google IO!

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                                                  Google IO last year was certainly an eye-opening experience. We left the conference with new insights, a clearer vision and fresh perspectives on both technology and music discovery! So while it may be a little early to pack the bags, we’ll be wishing a safe trip to our CTO, Aidan Sliney in just a few weeks! Aidan will be hopping back on a plane to San Fran to attend the […]

Soundwave ends 2013 on a highnote!

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Christmas cheer has been sprinkled on top of Soundwave HQ today for one big reason – we have been awarded the Best Innovation in Music app for 2013 by Apple in over 15 countries worldwide! This latest award from Apple comes off the back of our most recent award ‘Designed for iOS7’ which we received in October ‘13. Massive shout out to our developers and the Soundwave fans for all the help since launch in June ’13. It’s been a phenomenal year and we cannot wait to kick-start 2014! Check us out here; http://AppStore.com/BestOf2013  Have a […]

How to Localize Your App – Be a Roman Boss, Not a Viking Raider

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By Craig Watson The Romans would have built phenomenal technology companies. Why? Because they knew how to expand and scale internationally. They understood that in order to grow their empire and promote their way of life globally, they needed to live in harmony in the countries that they inhabited. To do this they spent time speaking the local dialects and learning about different cultures — adapting and evolving as required. They played the long game so that they could literally reap what they sowed and live off the land as they ventured further and further from the motherland. […]