theTexasWave

is creating cloutdb: a stat-tracking application for music streaming

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patrons

in a nutshell

cloutdb (working title) is an application that logs your activity from your favorite streaming service and gives you insight into your music listening habits down to the most granular level. You can answer questions as specific as:
  • What are my top 25 most played tracks?
  • Who are my 5 favorite rappers?
  • What would be the best music for me to listen to at 2a.m. on a Tuesday if I'm feeling "melancholy"?

the who

I am a solo developer working on this project. Music is my passion and I've meticulously pored over my own play counts in Apple Music from a library that has spanned 10 years. I wanted to make the jump to Spotify's superior UX, but couldn't bring myself to just discard the play counts that I've spent the better half of a decade accumulating. Thus, this passion project was born.

the why

Apple Music provides you with a playcount and smart playlists, but lacks the simple intuitive UX that Spotify provides. Meanwhile, Spotify has excellent "end of year" reviews of what your music habits look like, but don't provide users with exact data of how they're making those insights.

the what

cloutdb takes your data and displays it beautifully tracking things such as number of streams, streaming activity over time, your most listened to genres (or subgenres or sub-subgenres), or songs listened to in succession while you're in a certain mood. Here's an example of what a user dashboard looks like:

A sample of what a user dashboard currently looks like

cloutdb keeps track of your plays awarding you "clout" for each of your plays. Each unique stream awards clout for the specific to the artist, genre, album, track, or mood for the specific song you are listening to. Each of these pages will then rank users based on their knowledge of the specific item in question. This allows anyone to become an expert on any niche within music.

Users will also be able to gain clout by:
  • Writing album reviews
  • Defining genres and subgenres
  • Tagging tracks with specific moods

cloutdb gives users the ability to make their own insights about their music streaming habits displayed and detailed beautifully for music lovers and statistic nerds alike.

cloutdb is currently only compatible with Spotify, and the loggingbackground service only runs on Windows.

Tiers
Closed Alpha Access
$4 or more per month

This will give you the ability to use the alpha version of this project which is updated monthly.

Stakeholders
$1,000 or more per month

In addition to Close Alpha Access, you will also be invited to monthly stakeholders meetings where you will have an equal vote in the direction of our AGILE development on this application.

Goals
7 of 25 patrons
I will launch the closed beta within a month of reaching this goal and commit to active weekly development from that point forward.
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in a nutshell

cloutdb (working title) is an application that logs your activity from your favorite streaming service and gives you insight into your music listening habits down to the most granular level. You can answer questions as specific as:
  • What are my top 25 most played tracks?
  • Who are my 5 favorite rappers?
  • What would be the best music for me to listen to at 2a.m. on a Tuesday if I'm feeling "melancholy"?

the who

I am a solo developer working on this project. Music is my passion and I've meticulously pored over my own play counts in Apple Music from a library that has spanned 10 years. I wanted to make the jump to Spotify's superior UX, but couldn't bring myself to just discard the play counts that I've spent the better half of a decade accumulating. Thus, this passion project was born.

the why

Apple Music provides you with a playcount and smart playlists, but lacks the simple intuitive UX that Spotify provides. Meanwhile, Spotify has excellent "end of year" reviews of what your music habits look like, but don't provide users with exact data of how they're making those insights.

the what

cloutdb takes your data and displays it beautifully tracking things such as number of streams, streaming activity over time, your most listened to genres (or subgenres or sub-subgenres), or songs listened to in succession while you're in a certain mood. Here's an example of what a user dashboard looks like:

A sample of what a user dashboard currently looks like

cloutdb keeps track of your plays awarding you "clout" for each of your plays. Each unique stream awards clout for the specific to the artist, genre, album, track, or mood for the specific song you are listening to. Each of these pages will then rank users based on their knowledge of the specific item in question. This allows anyone to become an expert on any niche within music.

Users will also be able to gain clout by:
  • Writing album reviews
  • Defining genres and subgenres
  • Tagging tracks with specific moods

cloutdb gives users the ability to make their own insights about their music streaming habits displayed and detailed beautifully for music lovers and statistic nerds alike.

cloutdb is currently only compatible with Spotify, and the loggingbackground service only runs on Windows.

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Tiers
Closed Alpha Access
$4 or more per month

This will give you the ability to use the alpha version of this project which is updated monthly.

Stakeholders
$1,000 or more per month

In addition to Close Alpha Access, you will also be invited to monthly stakeholders meetings where you will have an equal vote in the direction of our AGILE development on this application.