My Music Hack Day London hack

It is Music Hack Day London this weekend.  However, I am in New England, not Olde England, so I wasn’t able to enjoy in all the pizza, beer and interesting smells that come with a 24 hour long hackathon.  But that didn’t keep me from writing code. Since Spotify Apps are the cool new music hacking hotttnesss, I thought I’d create a Spotify related hack called the Artist Picture Show. It is a simple hack – it shows a slide show of artist images while you listen to them. It gets the images from The Echo Nest artist images API and from Flickr.  It is a simple app, but I find the experience of being able to see the artist I’m listening too to be quite compelling.

Slightly more info on the hack here.


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  1. #1 by Fred on December 5, 2011 - 8:38 am

    Excellent! I’ve been expecting to be able to do this since a while.
    Thanks already!

  2. #2 by Fred on December 6, 2011 - 2:55 am

    Do you plan to release your app?

    • #3 by Paul on December 6, 2011 - 5:54 am

      I’ve submitted an ‘app proposal’ to Spotify. Haven’t heard anything back from them.

      • #4 by Fred on December 6, 2011 - 4:19 pm

        Thanks for your reply.
        I hope it will be live soon.
        Don’t hesitate to publish the link to your app when it’s ready! (as some of them are not in the store of the preview version yet, like ShareMyPlaylists)

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