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csonka t1_ixm9ywi wrote

That’s cool!

Does Spotify have this metadata (like mood and non) already and is accessible over their API, or are you obtaining that info from somewhere else and pairing it with the song?

I’m curious, what exactly are you making money off of? Having mobile apps only (no web version) makes me think you can access -very- rich data from users in and out of the app (not implying anything nefarious, it’s totally normal but I don’t think ppl realize this), but I don’t quite understand what data you’re capturing or what specifically generates revenue for you. Ya know.. free app=we are product.


GrizzledMurderer OP t1_ixmbepa wrote

Good questions! :-)

  1. I am not collecting any user data.
  2. Data is mostly from Spotify
  3. After I will gain a significant amount of users, I will add some kind of voluntary one-time payment mechanism, either with some new pro features, or to avoid ads or something.
  4. This started as kind of an experiment for me, The first version was subscription based, and designed very differently. This did not work so well. I re-wrote the app to make it much more user-friendly and intuitive. Once I see the app is used and bug-free, I will start thinking about revenue streams.

I hope this answers your questions. Thanks!


azinbroski t1_ixmmgsx wrote

Just downloaded, and did something based off my current favorite song, and it gave me a Playlist full of bangers I've never heard!

You have something good here!


csonka t1_ixmc72p wrote

Thank you. Really appreciate the transparency and it sounds like a good plan.

Are you the sole developer or are you outsourcing any aspect of this?

Your privacy policy implies that data collected would be anonymized. I’m assuming there’s data surrounding behavior and usage that clearing houses or even Spotify themselves would be interested in paying you for. This is the part that I don’t get. What is being collected, who will have access to it, and why. Don’t get me wrong, I’m fine if people collect my data, but I do expect some detail as to what’s going on behind the scenes with it.


GrizzledMurderer OP t1_ixmcxbj wrote

Nothing is stored on my side except a list of Spotify ID's for the future one-time payment and a counter for the amount of playlists created by each. that's all. Because I am using a third-party tool for download statistics and origin (AppsFlyer) I added this clause but I am really not collecting any data.

I am not the actual developer. I thought of the idea and researched the Spotify API. I hired developers for the actual job.