Saga Music

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Music has al­ways been an in­te­gral part of our lives. Ever since peo­ple started us­ing the in­ter­net, they’ve been down­load­ing mu­sic and movies. The process be­came rel­a­tively sim­ple with the in­tro­duc­tion of Napster in 1999, which led to the de­vel­op­ment of many such tools. I re­mem­ber grow­ing up with Limewire and Bearshare. After the dis­con­tin­u­a­tion of these ser­vices in af­ter ten long years, down­load­ing mu­sic be­came re­ally com­pli­cated again.

In the 2010s, peo­ple stream mu­sic on YouTube or Spotify or SoundCloud and use con­ver­sion tools to down­load MP3 files, or use ser­vices such as BeeMP3 or MP3Skull which are full of ad­ver­tise­ments, fake links, and in­com­plete col­lec­tions. I, too, had the same prob­lem, and de­cided to fix it.

In January, I started the de­vel­op­ment of an API called RhythmSaga that al­lowed de­vel­op­ers to fetch al­bum art and in­for­ma­tion about mu­sic such as artist in­for­ma­tion, tracks, pic­tures, etc. which I re­leased on Github.

As a proof of con­cept, I made an app for Android and the web, called Saga. Download or stream as many song as you like, get rec­om­men­da­tions based on your taste, cre­ate playlists, and share your fa­vorite mu­sic with friends, all for free. Saga is beau­ti­fully de­signed and runs on all Android ver­sions as low as Gingerbread 2.3.

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