Update: You might have noticed we haven’t announced a contest category for this week yet… stay tuned, we are going to have a “mini category” for now through Sunday.
For the past two weeks, we’ve challenged Twilio developers to mash up Twilio and Twitter to see how people will combine the real-time web and cloud communications. Last week, the prize went to Wayne Dyck at the Washington State Department of Transportation for their Twitter direct message service which makes called to Twitter users with ferry and border crossing wait times.
As so often happens, we get many impressive submissions for our weekly developer contest an as the user base for Twilio continues to grow so does the breadth of ideas. When we see more than one application that is so good we can’t talk about anything else to stop trying to convince the others it should win, then we give two prizes. And that’s what happened this week. Without further ado, here are the TWO winners of last week’s Twilio and Twitter mashup contest.
Group Call by Tim Lytle
GroupCall allows twitter users to host and manage a group conference call with a few simple clicks. Designed for group instruction, where one user speaks and the audience comments/participates via twitter. The call owners can unmute other participants if desired.
Give Group Call a Try
1. Visit: http://groupcall.timlytle.net
2. Login with Twitter
3. Click the ‘host a call’ link, then follow directions to join the call.
4. Send the join link to other users.
5. Refresh to update user list/twitter feed (sorry, no nice AJAX yet)
6. Mute/Unmute other callers.
7. Click end call link when you’re done.
Music Monday by Mike Ivanov
Music Monday is the long-running tradition of posting your favorite songs on Twitter so that others can discover interesting new music. My app lets you listen to tweets that contain MP3s. You can skip songs you don’t like so much, and it keeps a list of everything that was played and what you liked.
When you go to the website, put in your phone number for a list of everything you heard. It’s a fun way to kill a few minutes while discovering new music. You may hate some songs and love others, but you never know what you will hear!
Give Music Monday a Try
First, call (866) 583-6913 and enter PIN 3969-6376. Listen to some tunes and see if you like any of them. After you hang up, go to http://mivanov.info/musicmonday and put in the phone number from which you called. You will get a list of all the tweets and songs you heard with links to the original tweets on Twitter. From there you can follow, retweet, and reply as usual.
Learn more about our weekly developer contest, and how you could win a Netbook, by visiting our contests page. We announce a new contest category every Monday, and submissions are due by 11:59pm on the following Sunday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions for contest categories, or any ideas for how we can keep this contest fun and exciting. Thanks!