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Zach Cmiel
Zach CmielMaker@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
Hey everybody! I'm Zach, the 15 year old creator of Soundtrack! Thanks to @jsneedles for hunting Soundtrack! This app started off as an experiment for myself as I was very unhappy with the discovery process in Spotify. The Discover Weekly was a good start in personalized discovery and recommendations but I felt like the suggestions had to be more specific. So, I made Soundtrack where you get suggestions of songs and artists based on specific songs. You can browse through your library of music, pick a playlist, pick a song, play that song, and then get song suggestions and artist suggestions based on that song. Then you can add any of the suggested songs that you have previewed to your library via saving it or adding it to a playlist. Any feedback is appreciated!
Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
@zach_cmiel @jsneedles Where do you get the data for your recommendations?
Zach Cmiel
Zach CmielMaker@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
@joshdance It uses the same technology as Spotify's Discover Weekly, so it's through their API. But I just changed it up to do it for specific songs.
Franco Varriano
Franco Varriano@francovarriano · Host @ Hack To Start
@zach_cmiel Loving the app so far as I love to discover music, but typically find it super hard to do. Would be awesome to be able to filter related results based on what my friends related songs are as well. cc/ @jsneedles
Zach Cmiel
Zach CmielMaker@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
@francovarriano thanks for the feedback! Glad you like it! So do you mean filtering based on whether or not your friend listens to that particular song?
Franco Varriano
Franco Varriano@francovarriano · Host @ Hack To Start
@zach_cmiel yeah - would be interesting to have the API driven search, and then some kind of bubble/banner showing which Spotify (/facebook) friends had recently listened to one song over another. This would add a layer of trust and familiarity to the discovery
Jeff Needles
Jeff NeedlesHunterHiring@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
This is a pretty neat little app - It's dead simple. Pick a song from spotify... get individualized recommendations. I was playing with it last night and discovered some interesting recommendations I probably wouldn't have found anywhere else! ❤️🎶
Alana Panny
Alana Panny@littlepandaatje · Future Business Analyst
Will it be available for Android? I would like to try it, big music fan!
Zach Cmiel
Zach CmielMaker@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
@littlepandaatje I'm a one person team and it's not in the upcoming updates right now. Sorry!
Alana Panny
Alana Panny@littlepandaatje · Future Business Analyst
@zach_cmiel No problem! Anyways, I like the idea. Succes :)
Zach Cmiel
Zach CmielMaker@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
@littlepandaatje thank you for the support!
UJ Ramdas
UJ Ramdas@ujramdas · Intelligent Change
What's the difference between this and picking Spotify Radio for a specific song that I like?
Jack Smith
Jack SmithPro@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
like the concept, but I find the app confusing to use. Do I have to select one specific song? I can't seem to get recommendations based on a whole playlist.
Zach Cmiel
Zach CmielMaker@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
@_jacksmith thanks for the feedback! The app is designed to give you recommendations based on a specific song not a playlist. I'm sorry that this was confusing. Do you think that the app should have a tutorial at the beginning?
Jack Smith
Jack SmithPro@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@zach_cmiel yeah maybe. a lot of the songs that I tried to play also took ages to load (whereas just playing from spotify they load instantly)
Zach Cmiel
Zach CmielMaker@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
@_jacksmith thank you for the feedback. That was actually gonna be in the next update coming out this week. Faster load times