The students in Mark Chang‘s mobile development course at Olin college just completed the mid-semester #mobdev contest. This was a 10-day sprint to create a compelling product prototype on the Android platform that used the Echo Nest APIs. Teams were judged on the business model, design, and implementation of their prototype. As Mark puts it: Substance, Style and a convincing way to make money.
In 10 days, these students built 7 awesome apps – each with a solid business model behind it. Here’s a summary:
- Beat Counter – A music listening application made especially for choreographers.
- Music Trails – An application that helps listeners freely explore new music by visually navigating a web of connected artists.
- DJMixr – An application that lets people collectively play music. This is the winning app!
- BeatBlocker – a synchronized music game for the casual gaming market
- PacePlayer – an application for casual runners that enjoy listening to music
- Bandroid – An application for finding local concerts
- Driving Beat – an application that was so awesome that it is now a state secret.
I hope to see all of these apps in the Android marketplace very soon. Special thanks to Debcha for connecting The Echo Nest with mobdev