Scotland’s Rubadub record store have launched a brand new mobile app that they say is similar to the Tinder format, only for records. The first of its kind in the UK.
Following a soft launch in June, the app is now available on both Android and iOS and will aim to deliver one minute clips of relevant tracks and EPs, you can then tell the app whether or not you enjoy the currently playing record.
If you decide you like the track, it will be added to your saves items basket, where you can then listen back again or decide to checkout and purchase.
The app’s algorithm will learn from your preferences and over time adjust the track selections to suit your tastes.
Wilba Sandieson, who co-runs Rubadub told Resident Advisor “I approached Greenhill and asked, ‘Why we don’t we do an app?’ They said it might not be needed as the website was so mobile friendly.” Discussing the abandoned Tinder concept, he said: “The feedback from Barrie Watson was that he may want to revisit things he rejected previously and didn’t want to be removed from that style or music or artist just because he rejected one in the past. It made good sense to preserve the vibe of being served records by the Rubadub staff you would not normally listen to.”
To try out the Rubadub app simply head to the App Store on your phone and search ‘Rubadub’.