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Gender and nationality analysis

2024-06-15 23:44

I’m proud to introduce two new types of data dimensions in the iOS version of bijou.fm. This is one of the first features of the bijou.fm Premium program, which will unfold in the coming months.

This is part of a long-term vision to make bijou.fm a sustainable app business, capable of at least covering its own costs. Big shoutouts to the few of you who have already tried this. ❤️

A lot more is planned for the coming weeks and months. And please try the one week free trial and let me know what you think about it.


(We thought we also had another dimension, Decades, but as it turned out the data was not reliable enough. I hope to bring it back soon in another form.)

Widgets come in many sizes

2024-06-05 14:13

I never really use Widgets myself on the iOS side of things – besides a small Weather widget I installed once when Widgets for the new hot thing – but rarely glance at. But when Fredrik reached out, I decided to start building some Widgets for bijou.fm.

Not being a Widget guy myself, I had a lot to learn. To start with, I learned that widgets come in four different sizes. For now, we only support the “medium” and “large” ones.

Please reach out if you really would like the “extra large” or “small” ones. I guess the big one could be quite nice on iPads.

What’s next?

Image widgets! After bring the Artists image chart to the app, the next step is now to also build widgets using artist photos and albums covers.

Spotify widgets! Right now, widgets only work with Last.fm data.

What else do you want? Please let me know at jonas@bijou.fm

Purpose

2024-03-25 20:05

The purpose of this blog is yet to unfold, but I have entertained the idea of spotlighting lesser-known artists that capture my interest and enjoyment. We’ll see how it unfolds. This is, after all, an ad hoc dream.