Popularity Contest is a challenge that uses the Spotify API to get popularity data for bands & artists, based on the latest Spotify play counts. It then shows you two artists at random, and you have to guess which one is more popular.

It’s designed for music lovers who want to compete with their friends, and was a fun way to explore the Spotify API.

It was built by Dave Peiris (https://davepeiris.com/) using Ruby on Rails, and hosted on Heroku.

The app itself is built with Ruby on Rails and uses the RSpotify gem, but initially I used the Spotify Web API to understand what data could be accessed.

  • Submitted by: Dave Peiris
  • Tools used: Spotify Web API, Web Playback SDK
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