Tastebuds.fm Spotify App
From Music Hack Day
Tastebuds is a social dating site based around music. http://tastebuds.fm. Import your profiles from Facebook, Last.fm, your events portfolio from Songkick.com and we'll match you with others you share your tastes. The site has tens of thousands of users from around the world.
Alex Parish (@alexparish), Julian Keenaghan (@Juliankeenaghan), Tim Keeling (@timkeeling), Zen Olenski (@designerzen)
 About the hack
We thought the Spotify platform was the ideal place to integrate the Tastebuds matching technology. The app hooks into the logged in users favourite artists and sends those to Tastebuds to find people who share their tastes. The user can then filter their results by Country, Location, Age and Gender. For each profile there is a customised playlist of the mutual artists between two users.
We put a lot of attention into making the UI look as native as possible and to offer an experience familiar to Spotify users.
 Tech used
Spotify Apps API to get the logged in users favourite artists and country. Tastebuds.fm API to return results based on a list of artist strings and other filters. We also use the Spotify API to give a personalised playlist of matched tracks for a given profile and the logged in user.