No, this is not new territory — services like Stereotypes, Melod.io, Soundwave and even Spotify’s messaging feature sit in a somewhat similar space — but to date there has never been a hit messaging app centered around songs.
This is that gap Rithm’s creators believe it will fill, and that’s why the app has been described to us as “Snapchat for music.”
The comparison to Snapchat is debatable. Rithm is not ephemeral; and yes, it’s easy to hate X for Y startup descriptions. But even with these points in mind, Rithm’s light-hearted entrance as a messaging service centered around music has something surprisingly addicting about it. Put simply by its creators: “music can be an awesome way to communicate with friends.” We agree.
Here’s a look at the app:
Rithm has two main areas: your inbox (shown above on the left), which is where you can receive messages; and the song view, which is where you chat with friends (shown above on the right). Every time you send a song it starts a new conversation.
Pictured below, Rithm lets you send photos, videos, drawings and dancing avatars with your song.
Based on the avatars alone, this app is certainly a light-hearted entry, but after using it ourselves, we believe it has potential to be a breakaway messaging app.
Try it for yourself via the link below.
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