Email comes to the big screen
At Agency Republic there is an internal mailing list lovingly known as 'Hoff'. We decided to make an email bot to make sense of the incoming content automagically, and display the best bits on a huge wall-mounted screen.
I built a little Sinatra app to handle incoming email from the marvellous Postmark Inbound API. Emails are parsed by content filters for video, images and external URLs, and the app tries to figure out what's the most interesting.
New emails are sent to the screen asynchronously with Pusher and it rotates every 15 seconds, bringing joy and wisdom to all those who pass it.