We all love music because it motivates us, gets us through a bad day, or is simply something to bang our heads to. We wanted to maximize the a Spotify listener's personal experience by matching their music to their mood.
What it does
People crave different kinds of music when in different moods. A happy mood will require a different playlist then say, a sad or irritated mood. This website conducts a short quiz based on music genre and personality, and provides a list of songs that match the user's mood.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We wanted to create our own Mongo Database of songs, but quickly discovered that manually adding hundreds of songs was not an efficient use of our time and energy. Another issue we came into but ultimately solved was that our browser permissions restricted access to parts of our website.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of discovering how to clear our local storage in order to reset the variables for each quiz. We discovered how to open links in a new page without accidentally clearing our storage first. The user is easily able to redirect to the first page to start the quiz over. We have also connected all of our pages to function smoothly
What we learned
What's next for State of Music
We would like have diversity with the playlists and develop a random playlist for each situation. Give more time, we would integrate decades as a user's choice, as the 2010's are very different than the 1980's. It would be great to include a children's music filter that restricts explicit songs.