Josh Wagg saw a need that most musicians have experienced at some point. Whether it’s the need to jam, start a band, or just hang out and shred – there’s always been a need to find other musicians. Find out how Wagg turned his amazing app idea to a reality with the Search N’ Shred app.
When Wagg isn’t working his 9 to 5 job as a delivery driver for the local Veterans Clinics, you can probably catch him somewhere related to music.
Whether it’s the local music shop, live music venue, practicing some killer licks on his guitar, or flexing his golden pipes – Wagg’s love for music is apparent.
This 22 year old from Ocala, Florida is a self described metal head who lives and breathes music.
It’s only right that Wagg’s amazing app idea tapped into that love of music.
We recently talked with Wagg to get the behind the scenes story of Search N’ Shred and how the app came to be.
How The App Came To Be
Like any good app idea – it’s fascinating to hear how or why the idea came to be.
When we asked Wagg that very question, he explained saying,
As a music fan, I believe that music can help people beyond words. I wanted to help like minded musicians reach goals and help them traverse the sometimes difficult world of music. I used to sing in a few bands in my area, but they were not all great experiences. I spent months searching through Craigslist to find bands near me searching for a frontman. The website was very confusing and difficult to use, and when you finally found an ad that looked like what you might want, you have no idea the kind of people you could be meeting with, and how good they might be.”
Any musician or friend of a musician knows this problem is all too real.
Wagg continued about his app stating,
With Search N’ Shred, I wanted to eliminate any uncertainty with whom you might meet, and help people connect right on the app. No more guessing on if you’ll be a good fit, no more hoping for people your age, and definitely no more confusing websites. I wanted to keep my app as simple and straightforward as possible. Search N’ Shred’s innovative design allows you to view the profile of users who you may be interested in meeting, chat right on the app, and view their linked YouTube and Soundcloud accounts to see what kind of music they play and their skill level.”
What a simple yet innovative idea? Wagg saw a need for himself, and other musicians like himself, and ran with it.
Again, an app idea is only as good as the execution of that idea, so Wagg got to work.
We asked him how he came to find BrainyApps and why he chose us to develop his amazing app idea.
Wagg explained stating,
Truthfully, I had no idea how to go about having an app made. After I came up with my idea to create Search N’ Shred, I looked up how to have it done, and BrainyApps was the first result that came up. After browsing the website, it was clear that they knew what they were doing, so I decided to give them a call. They picked up immediately and were very friendly, very knowledgeable, and very straightforward with me. They made the whole process of building an app very simple.”
Fortunately, Wagg came to the right place and we developed his app.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Advice For Other App Inventors
When talking with Wagg, we asked him if he had any advice for other app inventors like himself.
Wagg explained stating,
I would recommend planning every single detail out before starting the process. No matter how minuscule the thought may be, it really makes the whole development process so much smoother when it’s all laid out from the very beginning.”
Sage advice for other app inventors on the pre-app development process. But app development is just like jamming in that you’ll learn to adapt and go with the flow and make adjustments along the way.
We concluded our talk with Wagg asking if he had anything else he’d like to say about his app.
The most important thing about Search N’ Shred is that it’s the safest, simplest, and easiest way for musicians to connect with those around them. Whether they’re looking for a band, looking for a single band member, trying to book a gig, sell instruments or equipment, or find a local music teacher, Search N’ Shred is the easiest and quickest place to find it all. The bigger the community grows, the more it can help people achieve their goals. That’s the main goal for Search N’ Shred! I want to help people follow their dreams and achieve their musical goals, and we can only grow from here! I can’t wait to see how the community will progress!”
We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves!
It’s clear Wagg’s passion for music and community is manifested in the Search N’ Shred app.
So whether you’re a musician, or a friend of a musician – spread the word about the Search N’ Shred and help musicians come together to produce great vibes and killer tunes!
To keep up with the latest on the Search N’ Shred app – you can follow along on social media:
Find them on Facebook at “Search N’ Shred”
Holonis: “Search N’ Shred”
Tag them on social media with the hashtag #searchnshred
And most importantly – download the Search N’ Shred app today!