Enhancing audio experience with AI for Waffly

A tool revolutionizing the way audio is discovered and experienced on the web

The AI-powered Proof of Concept (POC) for Waffly

When Merge teamed up with Waffly, the goal was clear: enrich its audio player with AI capabilities. Drawing on our AI expertise, we meticulously mapped out the journey, aiming to redefine the audio experience.

And in just a month, our combined efforts materialized into a Proof of Concept (POC) for Waffly.


— UX architecture

— Product management

— UI design

— Front-end development

— No-code chatbot

Tech Stack

— Node.js

— Typescript

— Mongo DB, GraphQL

— React (Next.js + Tailwind)

— Jira + Notion (PM), SCRUM process setup

— VOSK API library — Pyannote-audio (external team)

Reaching audio excellence with a robust technology stack

In a quest to redefine audio experiences, Waffly embraced a robust AI audio technology stack. By utilizing the power of VOSK API library and Pyannote-audio, we ensured accurate transcription of raw audio files. This potent technological fusion was complemented by an elegantly simple and minimalistic UI within the web application, ensuring effortless and enjoyable interactions. Waffly's audio journey strikes the right balance between AI innovation and an intuitive interface.


Walking through the process:

We meticulously navigated through a well-defined development roadmap, ensuring a seamless integration of AI into Waffly:

  • Discovery: We conducted stakeholder interviews and focused competitor research within tight timelines, ensuring targeted user insights.
  • Product architecture & planning: Then we swiftly transitioned to rapid prototyping, enabling quick validation and flexible architecture.
  • Delivery phase: Utilized SCRUM with 2-week sprints, parallelizing design and development for optimal efficiency, inching closer to Waffly's AI-driven vision.

The practical value:

One month for POC

Successfully shipped a Proof of Concept (POC) within a month.

Three months for MVP

Delivered a polished Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in just 3 months

Product management

We efficiently managed a 3rd party external team optimizing the development.

In conclusion:

Our partnership with Waffly signifies a milestone in audio innovation through AI integration. The swift POC and MVP delivery underscore not only our technical capability but our commitment to actualizing meaningful business value. At Merge, we're committed to bringing forward-thinking AI solutions to our partners.

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