Flowd is an application designed to connect music lovers and artists. The application allows fans to follow their favorite artists, find artists with similar sounds, and view upcoming events from those artists. Additionally, fans can comment on artist’s walls directly, watch videos and share their favorite tracks with people in their social networks. Flowd is designed to be integrated with both Twitter and Facebook—the more friends and connections a user has, the more useful Flowd’s additional functions.Show more screenshots »
Flowd is a relatively new application, though it has been in development since 2010. The application has over 1,600 Twitter followers and has amassed over 4,000 Facebook “likes.” Information on the people behind the app is not available on the official website.
Flowd combines several elements of popular applications to provide users with a one-stop shop for keeping up with their favorite artists. Additionally, Flowd’s singular focus on music lovers ensure that the application offers a more targeted experience than broad networks like Facebook and Twitter. Flowd uses geo-location data effectively and provides users with a variety of location specific services, such as finding performances and inviting nearby friends.
Flowd is as easy to use as any other social networking platform. After the user creates his or her account, musicians can be added with the click of a mouse. The application is laid out efficiently and all menu options are easy to find—profile creation especially is a snap. The website is split into five categories, each containing content relevant to the user’s musicians of choice or his or her social network: Flow, Events, Artists, Places, Friends, Myself.
Flowd registration is relatively simple—the user must first choose between being a “Fan” or an “Artist.” From there, the user enters a name, email and password. Sign in through Facebook is also available for those looking to sync their various social networks.
Flowd is free for all users.
Anyone that loves music and enjoys keeping track of their favorite artists will find Flowd’s features very useful. The application’s focus on bringing musicians in contact with their fans and providing music lovers with up-to-the-minute data on shows and events ensures that passionate music fans will always find something of value while using it. Finally, Flowd is a nice way to expand beyond the “big two” social networking websites.