inDiscover – a better music recommender system

There is a new version of our music recommender system out: inDiscover. I actually did not play any role in the new release, but I must say this is a good revision of the site. I only regret the huge and annoying ads.

The music content is good and free. The rating system is easy to use and the recommender works.

If I’m not mistaken they went from LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) to C# and SQL Server. I think also that the site uses AJAX, and many limitations of the previous site were lifted, but alas, it looks like support for RSS feeds has gone out the window (Update: RSS feeds are still very much there).

My congratulations to Sean and the whole team.


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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

4 thoughts on “inDiscover – a better music recommender system”

  1. Thanks Daniel! I am glad you are enjoying the new release. A few points: this is just a soft release to get something new out to the public, there are still many many features that are practically finished that will be coming soon. One of these is RSS feeds (more than ever!) and RSS feeds of songs will be podcasts, so if you use something like iTunes to to subscribe to podcasts, the songs will automatically be downloaded for you.

    It’s a shame that the site couldn’t remain ad free, but it has to have some method for making back a portion of the money that went into making it. My brain is actually trained to ignore ads on sites, so I rarely notice them anyway.

    Interesting that you link to my myspace page and not my blog. Any particular reason?

  2. hi!

    I wish the best for all associated with inDiscover. May the site connect with an ever-growing community.

    I’m manager to an artist on the inDiscover site, and I’ve been trying to edit content (replace songs, bio etc.) for the longest time – but none of the changes I enter actually appear online!

    Up ‘ti now, I could not find any contact info that worked, either, so, I’m happy to find this blog – and will now visit Sean’s blog – and, together, hopefully, there is an answer to these tech/support issues.

    Any help is appreciated!

    thanks very much, Adrian

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