Imagine you are trying to find the perfect gift for your favorite music-lover. Their favorite band just dropped a new album and you know it would be the perfect present, but giving them a gift card is boring and CDs are outdated. For a multi-billion-dollar global industry such as the music industry, there are few options to choose from when giving the gift of music.
That's where Musical Bead comes in! Our client came to us with an idea to make purchasing and sharing music more fun. Musical Bead is exactly that — a bead that contains music which you can download by simply tapping it against the back of your Android phone. Instead of giving someone a boring gift card or outdated CD, Musical Bead allows you to gift them a unique and fun way to download their favorite music.
Although the client came to us with an idea, they did not have a clear vision of where their project would go. Along with development, we provided product management services to help them get a clearer idea of their product.
Similar to Apple Pay, Musical Bead uses NFC technology to transfer data between the bead and the phone. The bead contains an NFC chip with a link to a certain album or song, which is then downloaded directly when held up to an Android phone.
Our team of expert developers utilized Python and PostPress to deliver a custom backend solution to store data of albums and other content for the mobile app.
Custom development of the Musical Bead App using Java, the Native Android programming language.
Our design team focused on designing an intuitive, easy-to-use user interface.