July 2013

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Recap: Music Hack Day Denver 2013

For the first time ever, Music Hack Day came to Denver. The event showcased the underappreciated developer community living in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. The presentations featured several live performances with instruments built during the event. Here are the projects that used the Rdio API:

  • Sonic SkylineSource
    Select a city and listen to the hottest tracks from the biggest artists. The city's genre is computed from the list of genres of those tracks. Winner, best use of the Rdio API.

  • ConcertVibeWebsite
    Browse an interactive tour map for your favorite band. Select any of the concerts and see what people are saying about it on Twitter or listen to the setlist

  • New Release RouletteScreenshot
    Rebecca Easily select random tracks from new releases on Rdio. Fine tune the selected tracks by using data from The Echo Nest such as mood, energy, and danceability. The selected tracks are then added to your Rdio queue.

  • Dream PlayerScreenshot
    Do Android's dream? This Rdio screensaver for Android displays the artwork for the currently playing tack. The artwork pulses to the music.

  • Rdio Comment AnalysisSource
    Can't decide what if you should listen to an album? Don't want to read all of the comments? This application uses the AlchemyAPI to analyze the sentiment of comments of albums on Rdio. Gives you the overall sentiment and the sentiment of specific tracks.

  • State of the GameWebsite
    Tetris where each level gets a song with a faster tempo. Uses The Echo Nest's dynamic playlists.

Checkout the full list of projects on HackerLeague, photos from the event, a time-lapse video.

∞  July 26, 2013 — 8:00AM


Recap: Hollywood Hack Day 2013

The third annual Hollywood Hack Day was hosted this year at the glamorous United Talent Agency. This year's presentations took place in UTA's private screening room, which had the largest projector and nicest sound system we've ever used. Checkout this year's projects that used Rdio:

  • VS – Rap FighterWebsite
    Online rap battle, watch the battle live and text to vote the winner. Winner, best use of the Rdio API.

  • RhymeLine.netWebsite
    An online tool for writing lyrics, it contains several features to help the writer. Uses the RhymeBrain API to help you rhyme and uses Rdio for Hip-Hop beats.

  • Artistsear.chWebsite
    Automatically generate beautiful artist websites. Includes an artist biography, upcoming shows, and tracks from Rdio

  • Visual GrooveWebsite
    Displays related artist images during while playing tracks from Rdio. The images match the mood of the track and shuffle based on the track's tempo.

  • Quick Post for RdioWebsite
    Bookmarklet to quickly post album artwork to Tumblr

  • Rdio SmartTV app
    A Smart TV application that lets you stream your Heavy Rotation from Rdio. As a bonus, the same application works on your tablet's web browser.

  • Fan Club
    Find local concerts near you and listen to the artists before deciding to buy tickets. Connect with people based on their Klout score

  • Jamstagram
    Turn your favorite Instagram photos into mixtapes to share with your friends.

  • GeoListen
    Create geo-tagged Rdio playlists. Automatically start playing your workout playlist when you get the gym.

Checkout the full list of projects on HackerLeague and photos from the event.

∞  July 19, 2013 — 8:00AM


Music Hack Day Toronto 2013

What: Music Hack Day Toronto 2013
When: August 10 – 11, 2013
Where: The Glass Factory @ 99 Sudbury99 Sudbury St, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 3S7

Event location map

∞  July 09, 2013 — 9:00AM