Gimme Radio’s had a vision: blend the best of traditional terrestrial, curated, and expert radio with modern streaming audio, user-centered design, and social interactions. Blackbird’s role was to turn that vision into a reality.
As this project involved the combination of several technical domains in unprecedented ways, the solution required handling a series of tough technical challenges and the creation of several new tools and integrations.
Gimme is a thriving online community built on a unique radio experience that is beautiful, feature-rich, usable, and defines the cutting edge for online radio. Features include chat, streaming radio, program scheduling, synchronized content presentation, ecomm, and rich profiles for Gimme’s industry-famous DJs. Equally significant is the less-visible work on extensive workflow tooling for content team and high-availability services and monitoring.
“Few other partners could have succeeded in building Gimme Radio. Our vision necessitated the combination of multiple domains of tools and expertise which resulted in a multitude of unforeseeable technical challenges. Blackbird is a unique combination of proactive problem solvers, entrepreneurs, creative coders, and experience that you need to succeed on complex projects.”