Welcome to Rate This App, Billboard.Biz’s regular series that allows users to learn about and rate new music apps. Soundwave is a music discovery application that works to build recommendations from a user’s smartphone listening habits.
Available now in the iOS and Google Play app stores, Soundwave works in the background by recording what a user listens to (whether it be from Spotify, Rdio or iTunes) and loads it to a news feed, where the user can follow what their friends are listening to. Think of it like Facebook’s news feed, but only for music.
Soundwave is a Dublin-based startup, with backing from Mark Cuban and endorsements from Apple’s Steve Wozniak, who are also two of the high profile known individuals users have the option of following after opening the app.
With a left hand drawer-style menu similar to that of Spotify’s mobile app, Soundwave’s layout as is intuitive to users as it is well designed. The main activity feed includes filters, so you can filter by what people have ‘liked,’ a song-level rating system similar to that of YouTube’s, or simply by what others have listened to. Click on the link below to read more…
Author: William Gruger, Billboard.biz
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