Project: “Build two mashups, one in media/software, and one pairing hardware to the Internet!”
Given this project description, you might be wondering what is a Mash Up? Fact: A Mash Up is the compilations of the songs we hear in the Fox TV show Glee, but it is also a new genre of web applications. Although you may not know it, Mash Ups are everywhere. There are different types including mapping, social media, news, and video/picture Mash Ups. Essentially, they all do the same thing–bring together two different sets of data into one. New to the city I find the Google Maps option to route different MTA trains the most useful in my life.
alarme: A hardware to internet mashup that tracks the amount of time you spend online. Alarme works by starting with a set of time preferences you would like to control your time on. Alarme is for the workaholic, gamer, chronic web surfer–anyone who may get carried away online. We are all guilty sometimes and alarme will help us to monitor our online activity! Alarme also has health tips included in your “alarmed” messages that will give you tips on how computer activity affects your health.
siteBITES: A daily sampler of all of your headlines from desired websites. siteBITES is an idea created for those who want to keep up with multiple sites, but don’t want the temptation to “click away” time and get distracted by other interesting links. siteBITES will be useful because it gives the user visual images of their favorites searches or topics. Check all your fave sites at once and get a new “sampler platter” to take a bite out of everyday!
Below are some previews, but please view my complete project presentation here!