Cameron Chapman

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An Idea I’m Releasing Into the World

This is a completely off-topic post, but something that I think a lot of people would appreciate.

Have you ever wanted to create a playlist for an event, like a party or whatever, and you spend hours putting songs into a playlist only to then have to figure out what order they should go in. That’s even more time-consuming than finding the music in the first place.

What if there was an app that would analyze the music in that playlist and then arrange it so that one song could easily flow into the next. It could be based on things like tempo but also on things like genre and artist. And of course, after it rearranges all your music, you could then manually change things around if you wanted, too.

Anyway, since I’m not an app developer and likely will never have time to put something like this together, I’m releasing the idea into the wild. If someone does take this idea and run with it, I’d love to hear about it (or even beta test it!), so please let me know! Or, if there’s an app like this out there and I just don’t know about it, let me know that, too!

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3 Comments on An Idea I’m Releasing Into the World

  1. Tim
    June 26, 2012 at 3:43 am (758 days ago)

    I think iTunes does this via Genius Playlists.

    That said, I think it’s only possible to setup within iTunes itself and not directly on an iOS device.

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    • Cameron Chapman
      June 26, 2012 at 9:22 am (758 days ago)

      The Genius Mixes and Genius Playlists are similar, but not quite what I’m looking for. The Mixes select music automatically based on songs in your library that work well together, and the Playlists select music based on a track you specify. I want something where I can specify all the tracks that will play, but have it rearrange them in the best order.

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  2. Guilie
    July 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm (733 days ago)

    Pretty awesome idea, Cameron. In recognition I’ve awarded you the Kreativ Blogger award :) Take a hop over to my blog to see what it’s all about, and if you don’t feel like jumping through the hoops then please just take it as a token of appreciation. I enjoy your blog enormously!

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