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README.md

App Name: Valence

Summary

Valence is a way for people to discover new music, make playlist of their favorite songs and see their music in a new way. We all love our music but we don't have a good way of understaing what makes up a song: what makes it unique and what makes it appeal to us.

Valence is an interactive tool that allows anyone to visualize their music and see the story of their own musical taste.

Research/Concept

Valence emerged from the dual desires to work with music APIs and to lear D3. The app we created is a fully functioning CRUD app that utilizes both Rails and AJAX functionality to work with the backend database. The site exists on only three pages with much of the functionality operating without any page reloads. Significant effort was put into creating a seamless and enjoyable user experience by utilizing different type of javascript and jquery functions.

The centerpiece of the app is the visualization mechanism that allows users to visualize their playlists in a number of ways. The EchoNest API provides us with a range of interesting data about countless songs in their library. The visualizers display data like tempo and energy but also less typical information like the valence, speechiness, and acousticness of a given song. The design of the visualizer structure allows for the easy development and inclusion of new visualization functions in the future.

Data Model:

User
email
password
Songs
title
artist
energy
liveness
tempo
speechiness
acousticness
time_signature
duration
loudness
valence
danceability
preview
image_url
Playlist
title
mood
user_id
playlists_songs
playlist_id
song_id

##Sitemap

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##Wireframes

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Resources/Gems:

#####APIs EchoNest API: http://developer.echonest.com/
iTunes API: https://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/resources/documentation/itunes-store-web-service-search-api.html

#####Gems HTTParty Gem: https://github.com/jnunemaker/httparty d3-rails Gem: https://github.com/iblue/d3-rails Font Awesome Gem: http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/

#####Database Postrgresql

##Heroku:

http://valence.herokuapp.com/

##Trello:

https://trello.com/b/RMuqoudp/valence

###Thanks and let us know if you have any feedback!

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