Hackathon hackers have brought you two new remotes for two great sites, Last.fm and Twitch.tv. That brings us to a total of 12 Mote.io remotes – DOUBLE the number of remotes the app launched with in September.
If you’re not keeping track at home, Mote.io now supports Youtube, Hype Machine, Vimeo, Pandora, Rdio, SoundCloud, Grooveshark, Plex, TuneIn Radio, Google Play , Twitch.tv, and Last.fm! Woo!
You can get a hold of the new remotes by updating your Chrome extension:
The new kids: Last.fm & Twitch.tv
The Last.fm remote lets you take control of streaming radio stations while the Twtich remote gives you a full couch mode experience of all the video game streams Twitch.tv has to offer.
Thanks to the awesome organizers at HackRU and Music Hack Day NYC, I was given the opportunity to present the Mote.io API at their events. Awesome hackers from each event spent the weekend building remotes for their favorite sites.
Want Mote.io at your next hackathon? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what the Twitch.tv and Last.fm hackers had to say about developing for Mote.io:
Bryant Satterfield – Twitch.tv Remote
I remember I was in the Cave here at Rutgers browsing HN went I discovered Mote.io. After checking it out, I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to create a Twitch remote. I watch Twitch a lot and I figured others might find a use for it too. I talked to Vaibhav, who also had the same idea and we decided to collaborate. Our first attempt at the remote was at HackNY where I finished the main menu functionality, but nothing else as I wasted too much time watching Twitch. At HackRU, I met someone who also had the idea to do Twitch remote, Sam Sheikh. I took him on for finishing the project and helping cleaning up the old functionality. It was a very quick process and we finished the first complete version with all the necessary features. Working with Mote.io is very straightforward and thats why I like working with it. I plan to work on a remote for the Spotify Web Player soon. I started a couple of weeks ago, but haven’t had much time to work on it recently.
James Scott – Last.fm Remote
Hey. I added the remote during Music Hack Day in New York. I’m on the Last.fm webteam and thought that with the adding of video content to the Last.fm player coming up, a remote control would be the perfect compliment to the experience. Other stuff I’ve built includes the lastfm node library and boxsocialfm.com (the best domain name in the business).
Some other great news!
Before working on Mote.io I created a website called Hacker League (http://hackerleague.org) with some friends from school. We were in our senior year of college at Rutgers and hackathons were just taking off. We weren’t going to miss a single one.
We noticed that every event was using a different website for announcements, registration, and hack submission. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a site that did all of that especially for hackathons?
We launched the first version of the site at the Fall HackNY Hackathon in 2011. Just two years later Hacker League has powered hundreds of events.
Today I’m excited to announce that the company has sold to Intel.
Hacker League will operate under the Mashery brand. Mashery has been a huge supporter of the hackathon community for years and we don’t believe Hacker League could have gone to a better company.
You can read more about the acquisition here:
I’m ecstatic that developers take their time to build remotes for Mote.io. That the hackathon community supports Hacker League. That you’re on the other end of this mailing list.
The only way to turn these projects from code into a community is with your support. I’m glad to have it.