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Syncify - Social podcast player, listen together and combat isolation

Listen to podcasts at the same time as your friends or easily catch up on the same things so you can talk about it

Created over 1 year ago
23 Volunteers

About the Project


An app that allows users to connect with their friends and listen to the same podcasts and audiobooks together.

Listen live in realtime and chat or create shared playlists and catch up in your own time. Share your favourite podcasts with ease and talk with your mates about the things you enjoy.

We spend all this time listening to things alone on our phones which we could be sharing with others. We are going to make it easier for people to keep in touch by sharing experiences they enjoy. It is hard to go to the effort to call people for no reason. Socail media isn't for everyone and is inherently anti-social. Just doing things together is natural.

We learn lots from audio but forget most of it. Listening with others and talking about the ideas helps teach you more and lets you see other peoples ideas. Talking to someone else can give you the motivation to follow up on the ideas you get when you listen to things.

The end goals are to make people happier and smarter. To combat isolation and cultivate healthier habits.

How far along is it

UX prototype built for a podcasting app that lets you:
- listen to content in real time with friends
- see each others history and easily catch up on the same things.

Back end
Node, Express, GraphQL and PSQL.
Database built and dockerised. User authentication and creation working. Endpoints for connecting with other users in the app. Working on the player status and listening in real-time.

Front end.
React Native, Redux, Expo.
View podcasts and play them or have mini-player whilst navigating the app.
Currently implementing user auth and connecting to back end

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

Launching with a mobile app

Need experienced devs 🙏
React-Native and redux
Back end
Node, GraphQL, PSQL

Designers good at making complicated ideas into simple and beautiful UI's.

Growth marketing or help promoting the idea would be most welcome.

Project details

Who is already working on this

Sam Harris -
Serial founder, Podcaster, investor, explorer, coder

Jack Hughes -
Growth Marketing

Team of part-time devs and a part-time designer helping build the project.

Helpful links
How to get in touch
Email, linked in
Number of volunteers needed
Preferred Volunteer location
Organization status
Non-profit (EIN: not US based)