MIDEM Music Hack Day 2014 – seevl hipster

Last week-end, the music industry meet in Cannes for MIDEM. And, as for the past 4 years, the music-tech community gathered for a special Music Hack Day, sponsored by Deezer and Spotify developer platforms and organised by Martyn Davies.

I’ve been lucky to participate for the third time in this week-end full of music, tech and energy, and built an obviously not-so-serious hack: seevl hipster

Do you want to impress your friend who’s into electro-folk, or that other one who only listens to avant-garde metal? Now you can! By logging-in to seevl hipster, you can eventually find obscure artists that match your friend tastes, and show-off on their Facebook wall.

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This hack uses the Facebook API to identify your friends’ likes, that are sent to our (so far internal) seevl API, in order to match their top-genres (similarly to what you get when creating a seevl account), then using the API again to suggest musicians, linking to their seevl page for a full listening experience. It’s built using my now-favorite combo: AngularJS + Flask.

You can read more about the 18 hacks built during the week-end, and see how LEAP motion might solve your Justin Bieber addiction (a MHD without a Bieber hack is not really a MHD), how to DJ with Spotify, or how to recycle your old MIDI keyboard, among others.

 

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