Let me in­tro­duce you to Fes­tify

Over the last few months I have worked on a new app called Fes­tify to­gether with my friend Moritz. Fes­tify is a free Spo­tify-pow­ered app for Mac OS and Win­dows that al­lows you to let your guests choose which mu­sic should be played at your party. The de­vel­op­ment started in Oc­to­ber of last year when we at­tended a party where the host used a note­book and Spo­tify to play the mu­sic. In the be­gin­ning, every­thing went fine, guests used the note­book to queue their fa­vorite songs and no­body com­plained. But then, one per­son de­cided to just play a new track, skip­ping the cur­rent track and delet­ing the queue. From this mo­ment on, tracks were skipped reg­u­larly, peo­ple were fight­ing over who could play the next song, etc. We watched this sit­u­a­tion and knew there should be a bet­ter way to man­age mu­sic at par­ties. So we de­vel­oped Fes­tify which will pre­vent sit­u­a­tions like these by

We tried to make Fes­tify as easy to use as pos­si­ble. When you throw a party, you can use Fes­tify in three easy steps:

  1. You down­load Fes­tify and log in us­ing your Spo­tify Pre­mium ac­count
  2. You cre­ate a new party and Fes­tify gen­er­ates a party code which is shown next to the song queue
  3. Your guests can en­ter the party code on their smart­phones and vote for songs

While we de­signed Fes­tify to be used small par­ties, you can use it every­where many peo­ple are col­lab­o­ra­tively lis­ten­ing to mu­sic. This in­cludes clubs, of­fices, restau­rants and other shared places. If you want to learn more about Fes­tify or try it out, go to fes­tify.rocks!