Ian Rogers is one of those technology visionaries that do not come around very often. Having helped put Topspin on the map he has since moved on to another project called Daisy. Poised to change the way we think about subscription based internet music, Daisy is the offspring of Dr. Dre backed MOG (Beats by Dre).
Over the weekend Rogers posted about a hack he had created called Maebe which lets users call a number and hear some new stuff from Trent Reznor’s new project How To Destroy Angels and the Beastie Boys. The entire app idea was part of the Music Hack Day which took place in San Francisco. Rogers worked with Twilio to create the app and the collaboration soon went viral. Many people on the web were commenting how incredible of a marketing idea this had become.
Early versions of the hack included the ability to leave a message directly on the CEO’s cell phone. That feature was removed pretty quickly and Rogers has said he’s not sure how long he will keep the app available for fans.
To get the track dial (310) 299-8756. You can then select number 2. Once in the menu you can press 1 to hear a message from Mike D of the Beastie Boys and 2 to hear a message from Trent Reznor. You can leave a message with the Artists then press the # key. You’ll be able to hear the tracks. Once you’ve hung up the call you’ll be sent a link via SMS to download the tracks.
The fact this app was created over a weekend is impressive. Even more impressive is the amount of traffic this app has seemed to be getting within 48 hours. Go check it out now before Rogers takes the app down!
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