Skype Karaoke Bot
by Edd Dumbill
Playing with Skype conferences today, I hit an on idea for the killer Skype app -- a Karaoke bot!
The conference facility in Skype is pretty amazing. It showed its power especially when we dialed in a friend over his cellphone using the Skype Out service.
It occurred to me that it would be awesome to make a bot that you could invite to a conference. It would play backing tracks and IM everybody in the conference with synchronized lyrics. Voila -- Skype party karaoke!
I'm not sure how easy it is to write bots for Skype yet, but the emergence of a D-BUS API for it sounds very promising.
As a paid-for service, I reckon this could even be quite a money spinner for certain demographics. Enough to pay the RIAA their dues, anyway :)
Any more crazy Skype ideas? Post them here.
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