Band Owl was an idea that came from a need to know, “what’s going on tonight?” Specifically, “What bands are playing in my area tonight?” Although in some towns there is a curated band listing, many times this only includes big name bands, not up and coming artists.
The Band Owl concept was to scrape data from MySpace, and port it to a simple interface on the web and smartphones (iPhone). Even though MySpace has lost out to Facebook as top dog in the social networking space, it’s still popular with bands and comedians.
Ultimately the project couldn’t get legal clearance to scrape MySpace data but it was a good idea!
I helped them out with Content Strategy and user interface mockups.
Band Owl iPhone Rough Mockups