Recap: HackPrinceton

We had a great time at HackPrinceton this past weekend. Students from at least five different schools came together to hack on projects involving computer vision, revolutionizing education, and of course, audible delights. Four of the app submitted for judging used the Rdio API:

  • ShowerBuddy - Site
    ShowerBuddy makes it easier to do dangerous things with your smartphone: listen to music in the shower. Mashing up the Rdio beta JS API with the Web Speech API, the ShowerBuddy team came up with a well-designed way to control Rdio using your voice. All you have to do is figure out how to protect your smart phone from the water. Winner, best use of Rdio API

  • PinPlay
    PinPlay is a concept we've seen a few times before: geo-specific sharing of Rdio content. Their web app lets you find shared content within a two mile radius, and plays it back through our Web Playback API.

  • K-Jamz
    K-Jamz seemed like a neat karaoke app concept when we were talking to them during the hackathon. It was supposed to be a real-time karaoke app complete with live video feed. Unfortunately, we had a hard time finding them during the judging session, so we don't know how it turned out.

  • RdioMotion
    Control Rdio with the Leap Motion! Similar to K-Jamz, we had some difficulty finding the team when it was time for app judging. We assume their app worked as well as the Leap is able to detect gestures from the context of a browser.

All in all, it was a great time, and we were happy to be involved. We're looking forward to seeing all of you east coast hackers this coming weekend at BitCamp.

A complete list of the hacks is posted on ChallengePost.

∞  April 04, 2014 — 10:26AM