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Michael Sheldon (mike at mikeasoft dot com)

May 23, 2012

Mike @ 10:47 pm


Eyrie is an application for the Nokia N9 and N950 phones that can find out information about music that’s playing nearby. It does this by making use of the EchoPrint algorithm to extract musical features from whatever you’re currently hearing. This is then used to find out the name of the artist and track from The EchoNest. Currently the database of songs accessible via EchoPrint fingerprints is a bit small, but it has the advantage of being an open database that anyone can submit fingerprint information to (although at the moment the process for adding new fingerprints isn’t very clear).


Eyrie start upEyrie detecting Aimee Mann


Video of Eyrie




License: GPL version 3.0 or later
Gitorious repository: https://gitorious.org/eyrie/eyrie
Ohloh project page: https://www.ohloh.net/p/eyrie


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  2. Could you send this to ovi store? I like to keep my apps organized and auto updated.

    Comment by Nysi — May 24, 2012 @ 5:31 am

  3. Very promising and beautiful design 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    If you want, you can push a mirror of the repo to http://github.com/harmattan – see http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=84333 for details.

    Comment by thp — May 24, 2012 @ 7:14 am

  4. Tried some songs from Coldplay, Adele and Elton John – nothing was found. So I tried the song you’ve played and it was also not found. I don’t know why? Any ideas?!


    Comment by GB — May 24, 2012 @ 7:49 am

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  7. Thanks for making this, shazam was sorely missed on the N9 and going to Midomi.com on firefox was time consuming.

    Comment by Baconmaster — May 24, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

  8. Hi all,

    I am one of the Echoprint developers, and wanted to join in the discussion with a few thoughts about this fantastic app (and Echoprint more generally). We were super excited about Eyrie’s announcement, and we love its UI!

    Regarding the database which is hosted at The Echo Nest, we are indeed currently working on expanding it and providing an easy mechanism for uploading user-contributed fingerprints. So that is definitely on the horizon; we’re very excited about it and looking forward to getting it out there.

    @GB: We’re also slightly tuning the fingerprinting algorithm to make it even more robust for over-the-air (OTA) matching, and I predict that, once it’s released, it will help with your particular use case. We’ve still got more tests to run but things are already looking really good.

    If anybody has any questions about Echoprint technology, please feel free to come over and join us at the Echoprint Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/echoprint



    Comment by Andrew Nesbit — May 25, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

  9. Sounds like a great application. Would be great to be able to contribute fingerprints back to the database. This was sorely needed on the N9. So thanks so much.

    Comment by Jon Pritchard — May 25, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

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  11. Thanks for this app, it’s really handy – it seems a bit hit and miss with recognition but that is probably more to do with the DB than the app. Just a question – does it need to get 30 seconds of song to make a match or could it do it quicker? Half a minute is a long time to stand with my phone held close to a speaker 🙂 Also any chance of this getting into the app store (so I won’t have to check back here every few months for updates)?

    Comment by Andrew — May 30, 2012 @ 2:21 am

  12. Hi Andrew,

    The EchoPrint folks recommend a minimum of 20 seconds for identification (at the moment I take 25 seconds worth of recording), however in the next version I’m planning on attempting a more continuous form of identification where it checks every 10 seconds up to a maximum of 30 or 40 seconds, hopefully this will reduce the time taken for some matches and increase the reliability of others.

    I do plan on submitting it to the store, but I’d like to sort out some of the reliability issues on the N9 first (from the reports I’ve had its less reliable on N9s than on my N950).

    Comment by Mike — May 30, 2012 @ 3:34 am

  13. Hi,this is my problem:


    How can I fix this?

    Comment by adunanzav3x — June 4, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

  14. On N900…sorry 😛

    Comment by adunanzav3x — June 4, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

  15. adunanzav3x – Are you running with or with CSSU?

    Comment by Mike — June 5, 2012 @ 1:25 am

  16. With CSSU testing 21.2011.38-1Tmaemo3.1

    Comment by adunanzav3x — June 5, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

  17. adunanzav3x – Could you try with the latest version in extras-testing, it’s now compatible with qt-components instead of requiring qt-components-10 from extras-devel, which is what was causing your problem.

    Comment by Mike — June 6, 2012 @ 1:30 am

  18. Zoom problem solved, thanks!

    There is another problem: the program can’t find the titles of songs! 🙁


    I have put my N900 in front of my stereo…but nothing…

    Comment by adunanzav3x — June 6, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

  19. quote
    (although at the moment the process for adding new fingerprints isn’t very clear)

    you can download the database and add new fingerprints accepting the ToS


    Comment by Mario — June 6, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  20. Mario – That would involve running a completely separate echoprint server (and adding a mechanism for submitting songs to it), I’m interested in improving the database hosted by EchoNest and the procedure for doing that is still being worked out.

    Comment by Mike — June 7, 2012 @ 6:01 am

  21. I downloaded the app from the extras-devel repository. when i try to open it i just get a blank screen. Any advice

    Comment by David — June 19, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

  22. actually it was from extras-testing

    Comment by David — June 19, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

  23. David – Make sure you have qt-components instead of qt-components-10 installed.

    Comment by Mike — June 19, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

  24. why on my phone eyrie not really working? what ever i looking for: sorry, we couldn`t work what song that was. ore brings wrong artists…!

    Comment by marc — July 10, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

  25. I am going to test this now.. YAY!

    Comment by aldemon — September 24, 2012 @ 2:07 am

  26. The first song came up very well. But when i tested it on another song of the same artist on the same album, it did not recognize the somg. But all the same, thanks for the program. Nokia n9 lacks a lot of programs to make it user friendly.

    Comment by Samuel — December 10, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

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  29. incomplet Eyrie n’aime pas le jazz ni les vieux morceaux!!!

    Comment by BERNARD — January 4, 2013 @ 7:50 am

  30. …….et encore moins la musique classique, donc à quoi ça sert?

    Comment by BERNARD — January 4, 2013 @ 7:54 am

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