Read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) about BandFriend.
How to add photos to my instruments
In BandFriend 2.0 and later you can tag your instruments in the photos you post via status updates. To do this, make sure you already have added the instrument you want to post a photo for. The procedure is as follows: Open the ‘Activity’ section and proceed with posting a photo. After taking or picking a photo, you will see this photo as a thumbnail image on the right side. Tap on it which brings you to a new screen where you can edit this photo. At the bottom bar you’ll see an instrument icon. Tap on that icon and you’ll be presented a list of your instruments. Now, simply select/tag your instruments that should be associated with the photo. Now you can return to the status update and once you are done with it, you can send it off via ‘Post’. If you now look at your instrument, you’ll notice a new ‘Photos’ section. Tap on it to see all associated photos for this instrument.
Why am I not receiving an account activation e-mail?
Most likely you do receive the confirmation e-mail, however in a few cases the e-mail might have been classified as spam by your mail application or mail server. Please check your spam folder first before contacting us, most likely you’ll find it there. To avoid further mail reception issues, please add the bandfriendapp.com domain to the list of safe senders in your mail application.
I am unable to see my SoundCloud tracks?
If you own a SoundCloud account and you are sure that there are public tracks available, you might have entered an incorrect SoundCloud ID. The confusion comes from the fact that if you sign up and select a name like ‘lennon’, the name might have been used already and you are assigned something like ‘lennon-364’ instead. You can find the correct ID pretty easily if you log on to your SoundCloud account in the browser and open your profile. Your SoundCloud ID is typically the last part of the URL displayed in the address field. This for example looks like this in your browser
What platforms and devices does BandFriend currently support?
BandFriend currently runs on all iOS powered devices ( iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch ) with a software version of 5.0 or newer. Further supported are Google Android devices ( phone and tablet ) with a software version of 2.3 or newer.
Do I have to create a BandFriend account?
Yes, this is so we can match you best with other musicians. However, if you already have a Facebook account, you can use that account to log into BandFriend.
Will you support other platforms and devices?
A Windows Phone 7 version is also planned.
Will you support other languages?
BandFriend is now available in English, Spanish and German ( iOS only ). We will add more languages if the demand for them is substantial enough.
How much does the app cost?
Absolutely nothing. You can download it for free on the Apple App Store as well as Google Play. However there may be features in the future that are only activated through In App Purchases.
I am unable to find my music genre/style
Music styles are grouped in genres within BandFriend. Based on feedback and early tests we have organized music styles in the genre/group that makes sense to most users. However you might expect to find your favorite music style as its own genre or within a different genre. If you can’t find it, it might be in a different genre/group. Please take a look there first before contacting us. Chances are that your favorite music style is actually there. We will also add more music styles in future updates.
Will there be a web version of BandFriend?
There are currently no immediate plans for a web version. BandFriend was designed from the ground up to be a mobile application. We believe the majority of the audience of BandFriend find a mobile app most useful.
What is the story behind BandFriend?
We are hobby musicians and found ourselves in the situation where we wanted to connect to other local musicians. We found the available choices less than satisfying, particularly for mobile phones. Lots of bad user experiences led us to the idea of creating our own mobile app to share with you and to create a real amazing community.
Can I help make BandFriend more popular?
You certainly can and your help is much appreciated. Please tell your friends about the app. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Those and more options are available from within the app. Thanks!
Is there a way to contact you about the BandFriend App?
Yes, please use the contact form you’ll find here. We’ll try to answer your questions promptly.