Inspiration

With the increasing use of Alexa and other smarthome devices, people have been using them for streaming music more and more. When entertaining guests, why not share control of that device?

What it does

Allows you to add songs to a shared queue and vote on which songs will be played.

How we built it

  • Backend on Azure using Azure functions with javascript and Azure Cosmos DB
  • Frontend iOS app using Swift
  • Spotify and Alexa used for streaming music.

Challenges we ran into

  • Integrating backend with frontend
  • Synchronizing database with Alexa music queue and Spotify

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Making it work
  • Using CosmosDB
  • A cool backend using Azure

What we learned

  • CosmosDB integration
  • Front-end/Back-end sync
  • Azure functions

What's next for AlexaQ

  • Support more than Spotify
  • Support more devices.
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