My first project after joining Spotify, was to improve Search on mobile platforms. New back-end services as well as new content asked us to rethink how Search could work. We developed a new flow that allowed instant results upon typing, as well as a quick way to find both popular and more bespoke results.
User research helped us define order, copy and what information to show. After roll out it proved to be successful and increased the speed of search. This gave enough motivation to apply the same flow for both iPad and Android. All platforms are currently aligned, which allows Spotify to make improvements and updates fast and cross-platform.