TV Hackfest SF
A recap of the TV Hackfest at Appsworld San Francisco
- About 80 hackers arrived to build the next generation of television apps and experiences. Most of them started out by catching Steve Wozniak's opening keynote at Appsworld.
- After which, the hackathon started in earnest, beginning with presentations by all the fine API sponsors of the event.
- Our team was on hand to help hackers use eyeQ, our TV listings API, and Entourage, our Automatic Content Recognition SDK.
- Hacking commenced, and continued for the next 24 hours.
- There was also this futuristic mashup of our TV Listing data with a Leap Motion sensor.
- MadTags! was a Cards Against Humanity-style game for mobile devices, which recognized the TV show you were watching using the Gracenote Entourage ACR SDK, and then allowed multiple players to play a game of Cards Against Humanity based on tags from the show. It was made by a team of developers from Comcast, who happened to be the reigning champions from last year's event.
- News Board gave a beautiful user interface to reading news on your TV, and used Gracenote's music APIs to select a playlist that matched the content of the news being read.
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