Apple Watch

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 […]

The Noise and the Signal – Metrics, Monitoring and Alarming at Soundwave

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David Lynch Principal Engineer @ Soundwave Soundwave has around 1.5 million installs spread across most countries, and therefore most time zones. At a significant number of points in the day, somebody somewhere is travelling to or from work with Soundwave in their pocket. As a consumer application a single bad experience can mean a short cut to the trash can. Therefore at Soundwave we invest heavily in ensuring our users get the experience they deserve. This post talks about metrics from a systems and operational perspective; we’ll keep the KPI’s, day-14 retained and vanity metrics for […]