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George S-T
George S-T
6,624 Points

App idea based on Ribbit

Amit Bijlani Ben Jakuben

I thought of making an app similar to Ribbit or Snapchat, where instead of picking a picture to send, you open your itunes on your phone and pick a song to send, which they can then listen to once before it gets deleted. It's basically so you can share songs with friends to see if they like them, but of course they can't keep them!

The reason I tagged Amit and Ben is because I thought you would be able to tell me whether this is actually possible and Apple would allow it, or whether is would be highly technical and very hard to make.

Also, how many users will Parse let you store, and will they allow you to use their service commercially? Also, it seems as if this method of storing users would be quite vulnerable to hackers?

Thanks for anyones feedback!!

1 Answer

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

you can use parse commercially. However depending on the needs of your apps backend you may have to upgrade to a paid plan. Another thing to think about is the legal ramifications of sharing songs you dont own the rights to use. As far as if its possible or not, im not really sure. You would have to have access to the users song library as well as the sound file itself to be shared. I would take a look into this iPod programming guide for iOS

Also, In what way does parse seem vulnerable to hackers?

George S-T
George S-T
6,624 Points

"legal ramifications of sharing songs you dont own the rights to use", Surely it would be fine as there is no way they can keep the song once they have listened to it once. Also, music companies should like the app as people will be discovering their songs.

"Also, In what way does parse seem vulnerable to hackers?" I just thought that most big apps will have a large high-security backend with servers and all sorts. A little online service that's free seems vulnerable to me. Maybe Im wrong!

Thanks for the link and your feedback!!