Drzzle: The Sound of Rain

September 6, 2012 / Projects

Drzzle Mockup

Today I am officially launching drzzle.

drzzle is a small side project I have been working on for a couple of weeks. I wanted to create something simple that I could learn from, and others could use.

Listening to the sound of rain fall on a summer afternoon always had a calming effect on me. It was always a treat whether I was studying, working, or relaxing.

So here it is, a small web application that will give you that rainy Sunday afternoon regardless of the weather. I recommend listening to it before bed, or with music while working.

Listen to the sound of rain.

Technical Stuff Behind the Rain

The application is still a work in progress, so forgive me if my code looks like a mess.

The audio is completely rendered in HTML5 using only your web browser. This means you will need the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox (not Internet Explorer) to play drzzle. You should be able to play the audio using your smartphone or iPad.

I have also been working to learn javascript. Once I get a better feel for it Ill create better controls for drzzle. I know the buttons arent idea for small screens.

Credit and Comments

I want to  thank  Neil Lockwood, whose Hacker News post about raining.fm inspired this project. I have no plans on making a business out of this application. If you want to buy someone a beer, it should be him.

Thanks also go out to the guys at rainfor.me, who made the rain audio track available.

Please add any criticisms, or bugs in the comments below. Thanks!