22 students + 10 days + Echo Nest == Awesome!

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.

Beat Counter

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

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  1. #1 by zazi on March 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Hehe, especially the name on the slide of the “Driving Beat” presentation: “Gesamtkunstwerk”. Maybe named after the favorite album from Dopplereffekt ;)

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