People across the world we may speak different languages, but music and dance are art forms that we can all share. They bring us together, but it is difficult to experience culture that exists mainly on the other side of the world. With our app, you can travel at the touch of a button. All the world's a stage, and our app aims to bring it a little closer together.
What it does
Our app creates a geographical representation of dance cultures throughout the world. When given a song, our webapp will utilize the YouTube API to search the site, grabbing the most popular videos in cities throughout the world. The results are then displayed in Google Maps for the user's convenience, allowing easy access to a myriad of unique reactions to a popular song.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Though the bugs were difficult to squash, we are very happy that we were able to complete the entire project. It was very satisfying to see our ideas come together - while our plan diverged from our original idea using Firebase, it was still an excellent learning experience. In total, we are most proud of being able to utilize Google APIs for our own unique and creative purposes; any crazy idea we came up with, we were able to make a reality.
What we learned
What's next for World's Stage
We are excited to try out music recognition API such as Gracenote. We would also like to rework our algorithm to ensure unique results for every city (as of now, different locations may have the same top song).