What people like about Poolsuite
- StoryWhat Marty Bell, founder of Poolsuite, has to say about building for fun•9 min readMarty Bell may be from the (stunning yet) cold Scottish Highlands, but that hasn’t stopped him from being the unofficial keeper of summer. Bell is the founder of Poolsuite (formerly Poolside FM), the radio station, websit...Read more.•
- Announcement#3 Product of the dayPoolsuite™ ranked 3rd Product of the day for Jun 4, 2021 with 282 upvotes and 25 commentsJun 4, 2021
- LaunchLuxurious yet leisurely. Frivolous yet sophisticated. The same sweet sound of summer— turned up to 11. Pack your virtual bags as you've been upgraded from sitting poolside to a private cabana at The Poolsuite.•
- LaunchIt’s with great pleasure we announce our largest undertaking yet… we've started a sunscreen company!Ever wanted to know what Poolside FM smells like? Want to smell like Summer of ‘86 in Summer of ’21? We've got you! Your early support would mean the world.•
- AnnouncementNominated for Golden Kitty 2020 in Product of the YearThe community submitted over 10,500 nominations to tell us what products were their favorites from 2020. Poolside FM for iPhone was nominated in the Product of the Year category and became finalist of the Golden Kitty Award 2020.Feb 19, 2021
- AnnouncementNominated for Golden Kitty 2020 in Mobile AppThe community submitted over 10,500 nominations to tell us what products were their favorites from 2020. Poolside FM for iPhone was nominated in the Mobile App category and became finalist of the Golden Kitty Award 2020.Feb 19, 2021
- Announcement#3 Product of the weekPoolside FM for iPhone ranked 3rd Product of the week for Sep 12, 2020 with 943 upvotes and 94 commentsSep 12, 2020
- Announcement#2 Product of the dayPoolside FM for iPhone ranked 2nd Product of the day for Sep 10, 2020 with 628 upvotes and 80 commentsSep 10, 2020
Questions about Poolsuite
Poolside FM was founded by serial entrepreneur Marty Bell in 2014 when he had the idea of making a music player for the fun synth-forward pop music he was listening to.
Working together with several other friends, the passion project unexpectedly went viral and was embraced by many fans, leading the creators to continue working on Poolside FM intermittently over the years, eventually building it into an app for iOS.
Poolside FM is a modern take on a classic radio station - “Visitors can cycle through 70 different short video clips from the 80s and listen to a playlist of songs collected from Soundcloud.“
More than just a music player for songs from Soundcloud, Poolside FM's true draw is its vibe - as founder Marty Bell states, it's “a kind of virtual vacation to lift my spirits.“
The music, combined with its playful retro aesthetic, has built up quite the following for Poolside FM.
Poolside FM is a web radio service that plays feel good synthy pop music and is accompanied by a 80's/90's retro-inspired aesthetic. Joyfully nostalgic, Poolside FM is a pure passion project meant to bring happy summer vibes to its many fans and listeners.
Poolside FM was the recipient of the following awards:
- #2 Product of the Day on Product Hunt on September 10, 2020
- #3 Product of the Week on Product Hunt on September 10, 2020
- Product of the Year Award for Product Hunt's 2020 Golden Kitty Awards
- Mobile App Award for Product Hunt's 2020 Golden Kitty Awards