What about a free social network gathering all the music you can find on different websites such as Youtube or SoundCloud ? Sounds interesting, right ? Well, this is actually a reality. It’s called Whyd, it’s elegant and sophisticated. That may be because it’s French. It’s so French that your default profile picture has a moustache…
Whyd represents a perfect tool to share with people having the same musical tastes as you and is available on iOS and Desktop. It can be described as the “Pinterest of music”, as you organize your profile by playlists, such as Pinterest’s boards.
A place for all your music
Turning music experience into a social network has some key advantages: once you’ve settled down on Whyd, you’ll begin to discover fresh tunes every day, matching your tastes. This is a good opportunity to find new artists and expand your musical knowledge. It can even become a filter, allowing you to listen to the best tracks selected by your friends and people who share your musical tastes.
« It’s a kind of magic »
The Hot Tracks feature allows you to listen to the most appreciated tracks by the Whyd community, by musical genre. The app has a human-centered approach of music, which reinforces the quality of its service. From a subjective point of view, you’ll find that, for the moment, Whyd users have a very diversified qualitative music culture.
The best solutions are those that can cover a daily need
You know that music-related apps are usually limited by contracts with record companies, which can be frustrating as You Can’t Always Get What You Want. But what differentiates mostly Whyd from Spotify (for example), except from its wider catalogue, is its approach of music. Something that we share. It’s not a music consumption service but a social network built around music. And that makes all the difference as it’s a new way to interact with music. It’s personal and social. Free and with no ads, it also ensures a better listening experience.
Simple – Want to add a track to one of your playlist ? You can use the cross-platform search engine and then tap the + button. It’s that simple.
UX – The app is really easy to use. The main menu is clear (Stream, Profile, Hot Tracks, Notifications and Settings), everything is in its place and the navigation is smooth. Concerning Design, it might lack from identity (while the app itself has a strong one) but at least it makes everything quickly understandable.
USP – A really clever way of sharing music (and a slight hipster touch).
The company isn’t talking about any monetization, for the time being, but hints that the logical step after connecting music consumers to each other is to enable them to connect with and “support” the artists they enjoy. – Techcrunch.com