James Fator

Ranking the best Vine videos

29 October 2014

There’s this app called Vine that allows you to share videos that are up to 6 seconds in length. You can post your own “Vines” and even like, comment, and share Vines submitted by other users. The app has a Popular Page which allows you to see top Vines within a certain time period, but to my knowledge, there’s no way to see the top Vines of all time. Once I realized there’s a Vine API, I took matters into my own hands…

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Facebook friend request with sound?

21 August 2014

This summer I worked closely with 3 brilliant engineers to create an app that transmits data using high pitched sounds. We converted each number of your Facebook profile ID to a specific frequency. The receiving device would decode the audio and send you a friend request. It was an awesome experiment in alternative ways to add Facebook friends and it really brought me out of my comfort zone into the realm of audio encoding/decoding.

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