It’s been a LOOONG time since an update BUT some really great things are happening and have been for awhile now.
I’m working with @Nick_Virag whom is just as enthusiastic about music players and UI as I am, and is a stand up guy, so we work really well together. On top of that Nick is an extremely talented programmer and knows the in and outs of the front end. JAMS is extremely lucky to have Nick and in the not toooo distant future will likely be leading a small team. That’s still a ways out but it’s on the agenda. Please give a warm welcome to @Nick_Virag!!!
Early on it was decided we should scrap the previous demo code and start from scratch. What Nick has done is build the foundation in a way that will allow us to easily scale our application as we grow, with new features and also make updating to new SAFE API’s less of a pain.
Right now we’ve got the basics down with PUT and GET from an API standpoint but we’ve got big ambitions for the future. Big thanks to @hunterlester for the support on getting us up and rolling! Right now we are focusing on UI and have chosen a material design approach which we will also continue once we go mobile! Which is also a ways off and will be where we will likely expand the team. But it is being looked at.
I’ve been doing some reworking of the branding. We are and always will be JAMS! And though Jammy (the current logo) is a star in my eyes he’ll be used elsewhere and his son Jammy Jr. will be the main branding as we needed less complexity, less colors, etc for a more message efficient and scalable logo. If you liked Jammy then I think you’ll love Jammy Jr.
I’ve also been looking at the long term vision of JAMS and how we plan on incentivizing users and good behavior on the platform that benefits users, listeners, and ultimately artists. I think we have a pretty organic solution that benefits everyone but that will remain to be seen. I won’t divulge much here (yet) as some of its success may heavily hinge on the implementation of PtP (pay the provider) and I have some very strong arguments in its case. It’s not at the top of @maidsafe’s priorities but I implore them to see to it’s implementation for Mutable Data and Immutable Data in the future. It will be part of JAMS secret sauce along with another counterpart that could bring success for mass adoption. Not just for this app but uploading content, sharing (digital distribution), and general use of the SAFE Network.
I wanted to share this update with everyone here so folks know Nick and I are working hard to make this a successful platform that everyone would want to use. We can compete with the big names in the space, over time, if all goes well, imo.
This is just the beginnings of the UI, we haven’t added the branding or material palette yet and more is to be added to the sidebar etc but a first glimpse and proof we’re “on it” .