CueBot

A better way to request for songs at a party 🎉

The concept is simple: songs with more upvotes play sooner!

Cue is powered by the Spotify API, which means it is easy to request your favorite songs. Guests are shown a list of song requests and given the opportunity to make new requests or upvote the ones they like best. CueBot manages the playback.

Available on the App Store now!

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Guillaume Besson
Guillaume Besson@geekuillaume · Developer - Maker - CEO of my own life
Nice app! Congrats @jordanloeser! I couldn't test it as I don't have an iPhone. It seems like some other products are trying to solve the same problems as Cue but the biggest problem is making the guests download an app / register on a website. Another thing happens a lot, at some time during the party everyone adds a song, then everybody forget it and the queue gets empty. Do you auto-play new tracks if the queue is empty like Spotify does?
Jordan Loeser
Jordan LoeserMaker@jordanloeser · Engineer
@geekuillaume Great point! Cue leverages Spotify's default algorithm to continue playing similar tracks even after the queue is empty, so the music will keep playing.
Jordan Loeser
Jordan LoeserMaker@jordanloeser · Engineer
This started as a personal project to explore React Native and the Spotify API, but has turned into so much more! I am excited to get some more feedback as I launch this Cue in the wild.
Charles Magnuson
Charles Magnuson@magnuson · Professional Consumer
@jordanloeser Hey Jordan, this app looks brilliant on the surface, but I cannot get it to work. There are two problems: 1) The app cannot be used because it crashes - Once I host an event, the app always crashes. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but the crashes keep coming back after I create a new event. Here's what I see:
2) It seems that CueBot is supposed to be creating a playlist with the title of the event I host. Once I create an event and then see the instruction to play the playlist in the Spotify app, opening Spotify reveals that no such playlist exists. Even force quitting and reopening the app doesn't cause them to show up. However, the playlists are showing up on the Spotify for Desktop app on my computer. I suppose this is a Spotify caching issue, but I figured I'd mention the problem nonetheless. I'm running on iOS 12.1.2 on an iPhone 7 Plus.
Jordan Loeser
Jordan LoeserMaker@jordanloeser · Engineer
@magnuson Thanks for your thorough review! I have been out of the country for school but I am hoping to look more in depth into your first issue soon. In regards to the second issue, this seems to be an occasional delay with the Spotify cache as you mentioned. For most users force quitting and re-opening the Spotify app will do the trick, but occasionally it is more stubborn.
Mike Gorrell
Mike Gorrell@mikeyg1014 · Designer&Creative Director, Hackster.io
Excited to test this out when I comes to Android! Which if you're using React Native, I'm guessing won't be too long? As others have said, downloading an app might be a barrier of entry for users. Maybe consider translating it into a React web app down the road as well? P.S. The songs you've got in the landing page animation look like a dope playlist.
Jordan Loeser
Jordan LoeserMaker@jordanloeser · Engineer
@mikeyg1014 Thanks for the feedback Mike! I am hoping to have a quick transition to android once I iron out the iOS version. I originally created Cue as a native app just for the sake of practice, but I think the concept would transfer well to web and I would love to explore that in the future. P.S. Thank you! It's from one of the playlists I listened to a lot when I was developing: https://open.spotify.com/user/jo...
Kevin Aguirre
Kevin Aguirre@kev_aguirre · Founder of @Sivarwire
It keeps closings over and over 😞
Jordan Loeser
Jordan LoeserMaker@jordanloeser · Engineer
@kev_aguirre Sorry to hear that Kevin! I am working on fixing this, but in the meantime this issue can be fixed for most users by deleting and reinstalling the app.