Just submitted the App Concept for MusicMap to Spotify!
I recently took part in the creation of a spotify app using echonest and sendgrid APIs for disovering music across the globe. The app was hacked together a few days before and during a hackathon called wowhack2, together with @jensljungblad, @_sandrahansson and @Joohannat.
When you click on a country a playlist with one song per artist from the 15 hottest artists (available in spotify) from that country starts playing. You can specify a year span for the songs and a few different genres to filter the playlist on. In the bottom left corner a custom audio visualizer starts animating when a song starts playing. There is also a button for sending emails to @mager at spotify if spotify lacked songs from a particular country e.g. north korea.
Because the chromium version spotify uses has some issues with rendering webgl on some computer we made both a 2d and 3d map.
So what’s next? Submitting the app for the spotify app store and look into making the app a standalone webapp.
Stop playing on their terms
Found an old video from FSCONS 2011 about Erlang Embedded Simulation.