Metronome will comprehensively optimize the event experience of visitors, organizers, and industry partners
Metronome enhances the user experience with real time check-ins, custom event recommendations, and increased social media presence
Lyft integration enables visitors to have convenient, affordable, and safe transportation opportunities at any time during the event
Mesh networked messaging service provides a reliable method of communicating, syncing, and sharing event experiences with friends and family
The most enjoyable festival experience is the one that allows visitors to experience the most while facing the least amount of inconvenience. We decided to tackle this challenging and relevant issue.
What it does
Metronome stores all event planning data of a major conference or festival and encourages visitors to check-in at real time. They can receive custom recommendations of opportunities occurring later in the event and have the ability to maintain a greater social media presence through responsive sharing. To overcome communication difficulties due to overcrowded cellular networks, Metronome is designed to run on top of a mesh network. We built a custom messaging platform within our application and integrated the Lyft ride sharing technology for convenient and affordable transportation.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
We had the exciting and challenging experience of developing with music API's for the first time.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The Metronome database contains all the logistical data for upcoming SXSW events, which we acquired and cleaned for analysis by writing custom scrapers. We believe that this enables us to deliver a more comprehensive experience to users and most effectively recognizes the magnitude of developing for a large event like SXSW.
What I learned
Effective event planning requires communication and coordination among all audiences, producers, and performers in order to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience.
What's next for Metronome
We hope that Metronome will be an effective application that improves the large-scale event experience of organizers, industry leaders, and visitors.