Our team, Hackercatz, believes that everyone's life deserves to be as fabulous and dramatic as portrayed in movies, and what better way to do that than to give everyone background music to their lives? Thus, Muzify (pronounced myu-zih-fai) was born.
What it does
Muzify listens to people as they talk in order to determine what emotions they may be feeling. Then, Muzify plays music that matches the atmosphere for the speaker(s) -- providing the perfect background music to any situation!
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Spotify's Web API was more difficult to work with than we anticipated. Furthermore, we had to figure out how to get Muzify to constantly listen to us speak while also keeping track of emotions and updating music accordingly, and uploading these .wav files to Watson's Speech to Text service turned out to be much slower than expected.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This was every member's first hackathon project! Also, no one on our team had ever worked with IBM Watson or Spotify's Web API before, yet by working together, we managed to make Muzify happen. We're proud that we made it to Sunday morning alive (kind of)!
What we learned
What's next for Muzify
Muzify can grow in so many possible ways! Currently, it is primarily an IBM Watson/Spotify product, but if implemented with a device such as the Amazon Echo, which constantly has its mic turned on in households, families and friends will be able to have perfect background music whenever they want. Also, because Spotify only allows previews of songs through its API, Muzify can improve to play entire songs in the future!