Prestigious European Prize for Tunaspot

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 22, 2012 10:48 CEST

Tunaspot won a bronze in the prestigious web competition the Lovie Awards in the category ”Tablet and other devices: Entertainment”. Among the other winners are companies such as Google, London 2012 Olympics, and Financial Times. Tunaspot is rewarded for their application inside of Spotify with location-based playlists.

The award ceremony takes place in London on the 12th of November as a part of Internet Week Europe: https://www.internetweekeurope.com/.


-       ”It is incredibly fun to win! It is with tremendous honour that we accept this prize. We are proud over the fact that we have been chosen as one of the best new Internet services in Europe. This is, after all, just the first version of our service, a minimal viable product, which has only the most vital functions. “ Says Erik Stenberg, co-founder of Tunaspot


That the high profile judges think we already deserve this prize is great proof that we are heading in the right direction. Now it feels like the sky is the limit.


-             We are bootstrapping and have created Tunaspot without any external funding. To be among the winners, alongside Google, Financial Times, London 2012 Olympics feels great. It is a great reward for all the hard work we have put into developing our application. We have had fun creating our application, the future is only going to get better” Erik Stenberg, co-founder of Tunaspot, continues.


Lovie Awards, www.lovieawards.eu, started last year with the purpose to highlight the best examples of good design and new innovative web services. It is the only pan-European competition that spans all different types of Internet services. Lovie Awards is the European version of the Webby Awards. The Lovie Awards are named after Ada Lovelace – called Lovie by her friends – who is considered to have been the world’s first programmer. Behind the competition is the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science (IADAS) http://www.iadas.net/. The prize ceremony will is on November 12th in London, as a part of Internet Week Europe https://www.internetweekeurope.com/.


In the jury there are representatives from among others The Next Web, Wired Magazine, Soundcloud, Spotify, The Huffington Post, Deezer and BBC. Among the winners last year were Skype, Soundcloud, The Huffington Post, Shazam and Last.fm. Among the winners in 2012 are Google, London 2012, Financial Times, CNN and Condé Nast.


Tunaspot launch our application inside of Spotify late August. It is the first location-based application inside of Spotify. Music is memories and memories are most often connected to a certain place. We want people to share their memories and their favourite music on places all around the world. You will discover new great music by browsing the map: what does the music sound like in Sao Paolo or the north of Mali?




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Try Tunaspot for Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/app/tunaspot

Tunaspot är en musikplattform utvecklad i samarbete med Spotify och Foursquare. Ett plattform för platsspecifik musik. Zooma in på det minsta strandhuset i Florida och lyssna på vad de spelar för musik där. Öppna din mobil i Barcelona och tjuvlyssna på alla klubbar, jazzkafeer och barer runt omkring dig. Tunaspot vann totalt 4 priser i 2012 års Venture Cup tävling (bl.a. bästa affärsidé, proof-of-concpet, första plats - bästa affärsplan Södra Sverige, tredje plats - bästa affärsplan Sverigefinalen).

Spotify-Appen som släpptes i augusti 2012 blev uppmärksammad av framstående internationella musik- och tekniktidningar och bloggar.

Tunaspot har en pending patent i USA och söker för närvarande investerare och rådgivare med bakgrund inom musik, telekom och IT.

Tunaspot is a location based music platform developed in colabortation with Spotify and Foursquare.

Imagine a map where you can zoom in onto a tiny beach house in Brazil and tune in to their public playlists.

Imagine coming to Barcelona, opening you smartphone and getting the music profiles for all the cool clubs and bars around you: Listen to the Dj-set from the club around the corner and or to the jazz fusion Spotify list from Barcelona’s best jazz café further down the street.

Tunaspot won four prizes in Swedish Venture cup 2012. The Spotify App released august 2012 recieved much attention from international music and tech press.

Tunaspot has a patent pending application in US and is currently looking for investors and advisors from music, telecom and IT sectors