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Dizzyjam @ Music Hack Day

Author: Emil Filipov

If you had a slumberous February weekend, there is no reason to feel bad about it - after all, most of the world did. There was a special group of people, however, who gave up sleep and rest in favor of creating awesome applications that could change the way you and I experience music. Yes, I'm talking about the hackers that took part in the Music Hack Day event in San Francisco. read more ›

If you had a slumberous February weekend, there is no reason to feel bad about it - after all, most of the world did. There was a special group of people, however, who gave up sleep and rest, in favor of creating awesome applications that could change the way you and I experience music. Yes, I'm talking about the hackers that took part in the MusicHackDay event in San Francisco. These are the guys pushing the envelope, and these are the ideas you should watch out for, in case you have anything to do with the music industry.

The event produced 66 projects ranging from turning body outlines to soundwaves via a Kinect controller to a web platform for borrowing/renting musical instruments. It's an (yet) invisible creativity explosion - the sort of mini-nova that bursts into billions particles, giving birth to planets and star systems, millions of years later. Well, in the IT gravitational field a million of years pass just like one day, so we should expect the results quite soon! 

Thanks to the organizers, we were able to do an online presentation of the Dizzyjam website, and more specifically, of a new feature we've recently added - the Dizzyjam API. As you might expect, it s a web-based, RESTful API that enables you to access all Dizzyjam functions programmatically. It boasts a web console built into the docs, a WordPress plugin, bindings for Python and PHP, as well as a piece of unique functionality - creating new Dizzyjam users through your API account (see the manage/create_user method). The API got utilized by a very interesting project during the hackathlon - Merchr. It's the why-did-not-I-think-of-it-first kind of project - simple idea that could be a game changer one day. I sincerely hope that the guys behind this project will keep on hacking and bringing good stuff out!

Published in: Development, Projects

Get in business with Cotton Cart

Author: Milen Nedev

The new merchandising platform makes it possible for all of you to make money from your design. Show us your style! read more ›

Cotton Cart, our newest project, has just launched.

Some of you are probably already familiar with Dizzyjam - our e-commerce and merchandising platform which we created to make it easy and risk-free for anyone in the music industry to make money from their merchandise.

In the past we’ve received quite a lot of requests from people who wanted to use Dizzyjam for trading non-music stuff. And as those requests grew we started thinking about including a non-music section in the original website. Or creating an entirely new website for those who want to sell merchandise no matter what their business activity is. After short reflection we went for the second option and just before Christmas we did a soft launch of Cotton Cart.

The new site follows the overall idea of www.dizzyjam.com – in only three simple steps anyone can start making money - upload your designs, create your products and start selling. You don’t have to buy 100 blank t-shirts, to organize printing or pile up all the stuff you can’t sell. It won’t cost you a penny. But it will cost you creativity and popularity in order to make anyone besides your granny buy your stuff. Cotton Cart is here to solve the popularity issue.

Who can use this website?

Everyone. This may be a graffitist who wants to get famous, the grocery shop around the corner, where the best veggies are sold or a charity organisation that raises money for its cause. In fact such fundraising activities were the first to open their virtual stalls in Cotton Cart. Another clever idea is to use the platform for producing t-shirts or other merch for corporate events – team buildings, annual meetings and seminars. The website can be used for promoting sports events – just upload your local rugby team’s design, print your merch and sell them to your fans in the neighbourhood. Surely you will have an audience to remember the next time your team meets the rivals.

The possibilities are countless – your imagination is the limit. So far we have charity and fundraising groups, festivals, sports events and we can’t wait to see what else you can think of while using Cotton Cart.

Everyone’s gone mobile

Author: Milen Nedev

So it’s time for you too to get your Dizzyjam business on the move. Browsing through the new mobile http://m.dizzyjam.com/ website you can show your merch everywhere you go. read more ›

So it’s time for you too to get your Dizzyjam business on the move. Browsing through the new mobile http://m.dizzyjam.com/ website you can show your merch everywhere you go.

The mobile version of the site was not a major project but had some treats in store for our team. The site is a place full of items, packed with all kinds of information and shop products, so we had to sieve all the necessary features and make them fit into your palm. At the same time we had to make sure that nothing precious would be sacrificed for the sake of simplicity.

The result is quite satisfying – an easy to access and fast to browse through mobile-friendly site that gives you the feel you are staring at the whole picture. The mobile version of Dizzyjam provides a simple checkout process and works brilliantly as your personal merch stall wherever you are.

The focus is set on the shop items – so they are presented in their most – the logo designs and the variety of the products are easy to see and even easier to buy. This gives the shop owners yet another way to advertise and propel their business as they literally have their shop in their pocket.

Published in: Projects

Dizzyjam Facebook App

Author: Milen Nedev

We are absolutely delighted to announce the launch of our new Facebook app dedicated to our beloved project Dizzyjam. The app is quite simple to manage and unobtrusively mingles with the interface of your Facebook page. read more ›

We are absolutely delighted to announce the launch of our new Facebook app dedicated to our beloved project Dizzyjam.

Diversification is the key to success. So now the artists can be successful merchandisers using not only their account on Dizzyjam, but making their Facebook profile work for them as well. And after all the more the pub - the more the fans – both results – multiplying the sales and the growing number of fans are gratifying.  Just install the Dizzyjam Facebook app and enjoy your fans’ number boost.

Dizzyjam Facebook App

The app is quite simple to manage and unobtrusively mingles with the interface of your Facebook page. It’s easy to install and configure, even easier to use and is a real business galvanizer.

So have a nice time on the web and feel free to be seen everywhere with your wonderful designs.

Published in: Company News, Projects