Roqbo, a jukebox app with the inevitable social media component that debuted at SXWX, is now animating one San Francisco bar.
CTO Ketu Patel got the brainwave
for it because walking over to select the right tunes on the jukebox at the bowling alley in his small California town was ruining his game mojo.
Instead of waddling around with change for the jukebox, you can buy credits or earn them by interacting with the app – confirm your email address, rate songs on the bar’s playlist, or post your picks to Facebook or Twitter and you get more DJ credits.
runs on any internet connected computer, iPod Touch, or Roku hooked up to the locale’s speaker system and owners can choose what music plays when from 20 catalogues or create their own playlist. The app is free to download for users and available for iPhone and Android.
The app currently is getting the most traction at San Francisco SOMA watering hole Bar Basic
, where the six top spinners
there have been playing stuff like Lil Wayne “A Milli” and Far East Movement “Girls on the Dance Floor.”
Anyone up for a Cult of Mac meetup and DJ-off there?