Strands Social Player

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Strands Social Player
Developer(s)Strands, Inc.
Operating systemS40
S60, 3rd edition
BlackBerry OS
TypeMedia player
LicenseProprietary Edit this on Wikidata

The Strands Social Player by Strands, Inc. is a music player for mobile devices, which helps discovering new music, connecting with people, and sharing the user's tastes with friends. It was discontinued in July 2009.[1][2]


The Strands Social Player utilized the recommendation technology of Strands Recommender to provide artist and song recommendations. It also provided recommendations of people to follow based on ones listening behavior.[2]


The design of the Strands Social Player has been led by Wolfgang Bremer, currently Director of Design and User Experience at Strands, Inc.[3][4][5][6]


  • Orange Innovation Contest - Winner[7][8]
  • Mobile Rules! 08 - Best Mobile Application - Multimedia[9][10]
  • BlackBerry Developer Challenge 2008 - Best in Show[11][12]
  • BlackBerry Developer Challenge 2008 - 1st Place, Most innovative Multimedia Application[11][12]
  • GetJar "Up and Coming" App of the Year 2008[13]


  1. ^ "Strands Social Player Discontinued - MyStrands Lives On",, July 24, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Strands Social Player 3.2 just released", Strands Blog, July 24, 2008.
  3. ^ "Strands Social Player",, April 27, 2008.
  4. ^ "Strands Team",
  5. ^ "Wolfgang Bremer", Wolfgang Bremer's profile on LinkedIn.
  6. ^ "Wolfgang Bremer", Wolfgang Bremer's profile on Xing.
  7. ^ "Orange Innovation Contest winner - MyStrands social player by MyStrands", Orange Partner.
  8. ^ "Winners of the Orange Innovation Contest!!!", Strands Blog, April 18, 2007.
  9. ^ "Nokia Announces 'Mobile Rules! 08' Competition Winners", PR Newswire, March 20, 2008.
  10. ^ "Winners of Nokia’s Mobile Rules! Award 2008. Strands is the Best Multimedia Application!", Strands Blog, March 19, 2008.
  11. ^ a b "BlackBerry Partners Fund Announces Developer Challenge Grand Prize Winners", BlackBerry Partners Fund, October 21, 2008.
  12. ^ a b "Strands Social Player wins the BlackBerry Developer Challenge as best multimedia application!", Strands Blog, October 21, 2008.
  13. ^ "We just announced our Top 5 apps for 2008",, December 17, 2008.

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