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In development: Album Alert

May 31, 2013 - Elliott Draper

Each Friday we’ll highlight a particular project we’re working on for ourselves with our “in development” blog posts. It might be an open-source project, a little fun app or side project, a game, or even a prototype of a business idea we have. To kick us off with the inaugural “in development” post, here is a run down of a small iPhone app we’ve been working on.

Album Alert was an idea we had to help people keep track of when their favourite bands have new material coming out. It can be tricky to keep tabs on all the bands you like, and to know when they have new releases incoming. Album Alert makes this a lot easier by letting you authenticate with Facebook, then matching your music likes against upcoming releases to let you know which of your liked bands are releasing new music soon (or have done so recently). It’s that simple.

Here is a look at the app so far:

You’ll be able to click through to the iTunes store to purchase/pre-order the albums where applicable too, to make it as easy as possible for you to get your hands on the music you crave, but might have missed. Make sure you stay in the loop!

We’re planning to release the app initially with just that basic functionality, and then if people find it useful, we’ll look at extending it to add even more utility such as push notifications for new releases, integration with other services like Last.fm, and even specifying bands manually. But for now we’re focusing on the app doing one thing, and doing that one thing well.

We’ll be submitting to the App Store next week for release in the next few weeks, so if this sounds like something you’d be interested in then please sign up to our newsletter below, which will also let you keep up to date with all the goings on here at KickCode.

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