Music Hack Day in San Francisco, 2011

posted Mar 7, 2014, 8:34 AM by Gaurav Mehta   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 8:35 AM ]

Created an AirPlay-like service called DROKU for Android devices. Built this hack along with Joel Braverman. 

Droku allows android users to play music from their favorite streaming services on the Roku device. 

User Flow:
1. User is asked to connect their account with 3 music services at app launch via OAUTH2 (SoundCloud, Jameando, 8Tracks)
2. Android app performs Roku discover over local wifi network
3. After successful discovery, user can pick any track, artist, mix tape and fling from the connected services and fling them to the Roku device
4. Tracks will be queued in a playlist.

We built an android application and Droku listener service that will accept song requests and queues them up

  Roger Linn (Electronic Drum Machine creator)  

TokBox office

HipTapes @ Rethink Music Hackathon (Boston) 2012

posted Mar 7, 2014, 8:01 AM by Gaurav Mehta   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 8:36 AM ]

HipTapes, a music marketing APP enables artists to create custom QR codes and push dynamic content to fans via posters, flyers, CDs, etc. HipTapes mobile app scans the QR code & enables users to instantly stream, bookmark or buy music tracks, purchase concerts tickets, discounted merchandise or leave a message on artist’s Facebook page. By connecting information across several music sources like Echonest, LyricFind, Songkick, Facebook Graph , HipTapes generates a 360˚ multi-dimensional view of an artist’s market performance.


Boston Music Hack Day, 2012 @ MIT

posted Nov 20, 2013, 12:54 PM by Gaurav Mehta   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 8:36 AM ]

The world’s first “Mobile Music Bookmarking App

Today, music lovers use multiple services like SoundCloud, Rdio, Spotify, YouTube or apps such as Pandora, Songza to discover new sounds. Because there isn't a one-stop solution, users end up with favorites in all  these different services.  As a user, I would like to bookmark all my favorites or store all my listen-later queue in one location.

In order to solve the problem described above, we created a service called STASH.FM. At the hackathon, we created a library that can be integrated in any Android and iOS music apps and then with just one click users can bookmark sounds in one location. We showcased how tracks from Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, Songza, UberHype, Shazam, Google Play can be bookmarked in one place. Stash.fm was built as an Android & iOS app.

**Winner of the RDIO prize**

MIT Music Hack Day, 2012

Boston Music Hack Day, 2013 @ Microsoft NERD Center

posted Nov 20, 2013, 9:30 AM by Gaurav Mehta   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 8:09 AM ]

Gaurav Tanna and I built a nifty hack for Boston Music Hackday called "BEAM". Beam turns any speaker system into a networked receiver. Beam is a Raspberry Pi based device that you can connect to on your local network over Wi-Fi. You can play your favorite tracks wirelessly from any browser from streaming services like @soundcloud, @spotify, @rdio, @hypemachine etc and beam it over to any speaker system. 

Some images from the hackathon:


If you'd like to collaborate and take this hack into the next phase, feel free to get in touch at contact[at]dirtywaterlabs[dot]com. Cheers!

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