There’s a wide variety of apps on the market today. Let’s take a look at the most popular ones and how they compare from a technical standpoint.
Pandora uses a comprehensive search engine that gathers information on the user’s preferences. Once a certain threshold of songs have been played, the radio will automatically shift to a similar yet distinct style. This process of collecting user data ensures that each playlist is unique. These search algorithms factor in song length, genre, and popularity. Because Pandora only needs to adjust to the songs themselves, it is not particularly complex from a technical standpoint. The most important technology stems from song repetition and order. Without predefined genres, Pandora has transcended previously imagined technical bounds.
Pinterest relies on community generated tags to categorize everything on the app. They used an extensive amount of source code to enable this technical feat. By paying close attention to and optimizing their Application Performance, Pinterest is able to recognize popular tag lines that repeat themselves across different platforms. Then, using a cloud storage system, the app displays these categories to all users on their front page. To compete with other hotspot apps, Pinterest heavily invests in customization. They use free movement software to allow users to freely design their homepage. The only limitations regard profanity or malware, so there are monitoring programs that keep profiles intact.
The app version has all the features of tweets that we know and love, but with some additional capabilities. With a fast searching algorithm, users are able to connect with figures and profiles via common interests. Twitter has implemented copyrighted mechanisms to ensure efficiency above its competition. The lengths of tweets are controlled by size locking storage spaces. When a user goes above the maximum number of words, they are required to rephrase the tweet before it is published.
Unlike other music apps, Spotify gathers data directly through iTunes servers. This partnership has allowed them to distribute songs upon release. Spotify has incredible playback features that stem from shuffling technology. By tracking the number of listens and playbacks, their servers are able to determine which records are most compatible with each other. This constant feedback function updates playlists every single day. Premium accounts have access to artist information, lyrics, and more and can even store songs locally on their phones. In contrast to iTunes which takes up a lot of storage on your phone, Spotify can also be used without any local storage, relying on a data connection to play your music but also reducing the need to constantly free up space on your iphone. Again, Spotify’s song information is automatically verified via album releases.
While many apps have similar functionalities, they are distinguished from a technical standpoint. By keeping these comparisons in mind, you can fully understand how they operate.