Cymbal app for music lovers – “powered by friends, not algorithms”
The Cymbal app for music lovers was created by Amadou Crookes, Gabe Jacobs, and Mario Gomez-Hall.
The Cymbal app has been created as an online social experience for music lovers. The creators describe Cymbal as “music discovery powered by friends, not algorithms.”
The app has a simplistic interface which allows users to post just one song, illustrated by colourful album art. It has a home feed, personal profile, followers, likes, comments, hashtags and tags, which is a lot like Instagram.
As a user you get to share any track that appeals to you on other streaming sites like Spotify and Soundcloud. If you come across a song that you dig, you can simply add it to your Spotify library and like it on Soundcloud directly through the app, it streams the music from host libraries. Your Cymbal feed will be made up of stuff that your friends are into and sharing at the moment.
The app which went live on the 1st of May this year, is at this point only available on iPhone. And, it has been downloaded more than seventeen thousand times. The creators have also gotten their hands on $1.1 million in seed money led by New York’s Vaizra Investments (Yik Yak, Casper) and Cambridge’s General Catalyst (Snapchat, Airbnb), valuing the new start-up at $6.1 million.
“It was straight-up finals week. We weren’t telling anyone because it’d be crazy when all our friends are studying for finals to be like ‘Yeah, we just got $600,000.’ ” said Gabe
Apparently, learning how to create an app for an iPhone or Android device is simple as downloading free software from Apple or Google GOOGL -1.01% and studying a tutorial.
“It doesn’t take a whole lot of money to develop an app, it takes a lot of energy and creativity.” Said Aaron Hillegass of Big Nerd Ranch, a firm specialising developer boot camps
Cymbal app the android version will be released in beta soon.
Source: Forbes Magazine