Say you’re in a record store and there are tons of albums that catch your attention that you want to remind yourself to stream later on Spotify. What do you do? One option would be to write down the Album titles and add it later, or maybe you can add it to your Spotify playlist there and then, but that might take a while for you to search.
Turns out there might be another, faster way. Dubbed “Record Player”, this is a web app developed by Patrick Weaver that’s essentially the Shazam of Album Covers. What it does is that it scans the image of the album cover and will attempt to match it with what’s in Spotify’s catalogue. Of course this will depend on whether or not Spotify has it in their catalogue to begin with, but if they do then it shouldn’t really be an issue.
Newest experiment made with @glitch, @Spotify and @googlecloud, a record player with computer vision: https://t.co/fhQsEruCoF pic.twitter.com/z54s9GIbYc
— Patrick Weaver (@patrickweave_r) May 2, 2018
It could also be used for fun where if you’re bored, you can actually try taking a selfie and use it to scan Spotify’s catalogue of music for an album that somehow resembles your face or the faces of your friends. It’s an interesting app but like we said, it exists as a web app for now and it is unclear if there are plans to eventually properly bring it to iOS and Android.