Even a temporary power outage couldn’t stop the Artists Hack! The event continued with Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ, picking the winners. There were too many awesome hacks to mention but you can see the full list of hacks here.
A Long Life For Post Rock Bands (Twilio Award Winner)
So, you love post-rock but your fingers get tired typing “Explosions In The Sky” into Spotify. Paul Lamere shares your pain. Now, instead of typing in long band names, he tells Siri to send a text to a Twilio number which will then pull up the URL of that band’s Spotify page.
Biomuse let’s your body pick your playlist–quite literally. It measures your heartbeat and other biometric indicators to make the Spotify playlist suited for you and your mood.
There’s a horribly awkward silence that falls over the room when your party playlist is over and there’s no new music on deck Party On! makes sure that horrible moment never happens and sends you a text via Twilio SMS when your playlist is winding down.
Press 1 for Metal
This app lets a robot read the lyrics of your favorite song. Press 3 for Hip Hop and hear how funny it is to hear a robot voice read the lyrics of Wu Tang Clan’s “Da Mystery of Chess Boxing.”
— Roland Ligtenberg (@rolandal) March 11, 2013
— Dawn and Hawkes (@DawnAndHawkes) March 11, 2013
— Paul Lamere (@plamere) March 11, 2013
— SideCar Austin (@SideCarATX) March 10, 2013
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