Just wanted to drop you a quick note mentioning the winners of the 1st ever Smackathon. I personally had a ton of fun coordinating and participating in this event. As you can see, the results were simply amazing!
After the event concluded, we retreated as a company to a lovely house in San Francisco for our Smule Summer party. Here, each team presented their finished product to their peers and a panel of esteemed judges.
After the presentations, the judges convened to determine the winner for each of the following categories:
Best use of sound: Super Sing!
Team “Born in the 90s” – Nick R (all by himself)
“Super Sing puts the user in complete control of a giant group singing experience.”
Most Innovative: Obamatron
Team America – Parag C, Mark G, Randal L, Ian S
Inspired in part by Jimmy Fallon’s, “Brian Williams Raps Snoop Dog,” we strove to create an app which would allow Obama to sing any of the 700+ songs in the catalog of our karaoke app Sing! A second, complementary mode lets Obama sing any lyrics one types into the app.
Most Likely to make it into a Smule Product: Sing! Battle
Team Awesome – Mike A, Greg T
“Singing is fun; beating your friends at singing is funner. We built a delightfully fast, competitive way to let the people know that when it comes down to laying down a verse from Lady Marmalade, Can’t Fight This Feeling, or Gangsta’s Paradise, YOU are Number 1!”
Best use of Smule Data: Smule Pulse
Team Chereshka – Svilen I, Asen L, Georgi M
“Smule Pulse visualizes the data of performances, comments, loves and listens from the past 10 minutes in various ways to make it easy to comprehend.”