This musichackday hack was inspired by Occupy Wallstreet's Human Microphone. Because megaphones are banned at the protests, one person shouts a message, then everyone else repeats it.
Our hack circumvents the “no megaphones” rule. The protester shouts a message into their phone. It gets uploaded to a server. Then it gets sent to the other phones nearby. The phones are synchronised, and then they are all triggered to play the message back at the same time.
How it works
We created an iPhone app using Phonegap to record and upload the audio (the “protester” in the scenario above).
Can I try it?
Yes, as soon as we get it online again! http://bit.ly/inhumanmic
Who we are
@inhumanmic on twitter
Built by @indeox @hpettersson @shoez @tomhannen