How it was built
Similar Sounds leverages the YouTube API and the Last.fm API to provide an easy way to discover new artists similar to ones I already like.
The setup is pretty basic at this point, but I have some plans for the future including:
- YouTube playlist generation for continuous play through the videos found
- iTunes links direct to artists to purchase music on the spot
- Suggested search results, possibly using the Google Suggest API
- Remove autoplay for mobile users and enhance the UI, possibly with jQuery Mobile
If you have a second check it out and let me know your thoughts and ideas. I’m hoping to expand and iterate on it over the coming months.
About the Author
Kevin Leary is a web developer in Boston, MA specializing in enterprise website design and development, online marketing, and conversion optimization.