Strands Social Player

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Strands Social Player
Developer(s)Strands, Inc.
Operating systemS40
S60, 3rd edition
BlackBerry OS
J2ME
TypeMedia player
LicenseProprietary
Websitelabs.strands.com

The Strands Social Player by Strands, Inc. is an award winning 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]

Technology[edit]

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]

Design[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strands Social Player Discontinued - MyStrands Lives On", www.nokiausers.net, July 24, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Strands Social Player 3.2 just released", Strands Blog, July 24, 2008.
  3. ^ "Strands Social Player", www.mobileuserexperience.com, April 27, 2008.
  4. ^ "Strands Team", labs.strands.com.
  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", www.mobileattitudes.org, December 17, 2008.

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