Music streaming is taking over as the way people access and share the songs they like, but this tends to silo users by the streaming services they use. A Spotify link does not work for someone who only uses Apple Music, Google Play, or any of a growing number of services. Recognizing this as a nuisance experienced by millions of people, a team of Hack Reactor students built Songlink, a tool that creates links that can access songs from all the most popular streaming services. Within weeks of its release, Songlink was featured on LifeHacker, Product Hunt, and many appreciative tweets.
With the proliferation of music streaming services, it's time someone weaved them together into a unified platform with a social element. That's exactly what four Hack Reactor students did when they created Ammo.io. Daniel Almaguer, Nick Escallon, Ray Ma and Alex Taylor created a program that allows people to see the playlist they are listening to, suggest additions and vote on songs.