About Playlist Detective

What is Playlist Detective

Playlist Detective is an attempt to ease music discovery with playlists. Back in the days, people were sharing mixtapes: some songs we knew and others we didn't, therefore expanding our musical horizons.

Playlists are the same, and playlist detective lets you search for songs or artists you like in order to stumble on your new favorite songs.

The search is fast! What is the tech behind?

Playlist Detective search is powered by Algolia. Algolia provides the most relevant and fastest search engine out there. It is tailored for user facing search.

Besides that, the website uses Gatsby which is a next-gen static website generator. Data retrieval is done using Node.js and locally the data is stored in MongoDB.

Where do the data come from?

The data comes from Spotify web API.

Who created this project?

This project has been created and is maintained by Alexandre Valsamou-Stanislawski. He is an independant contractor from France and he is a former Algolia engineer. If you have questions about this project or if you are looking for an Algolia contractor, reach out!