what's hot with mayhem

Announcing the Winners of the Make Your Own Mayhem, 2012 Contest!

People’s Choice Award (US $1000)
Daniel Tsuan: Mayhem Keypress Module

Most Awesome Add-On (US $1000)
Mikhail Skobov: Virtual DJ Modules

Mayhem Master (US $3000)
Peter Brun: OL 2012 Mayhem, Computer Mayhem, Twilio Mayhem, Sensor Mayhem

For a complete list of winners, including Honorable Mention awards, please see the contest page

when there isn't an app, there's mayhem

get mayhem There are a lot of great applications out there. But what do you do when you need to do something, but there isn’t an app for that? Mayhem is an application that lets you connect trigger events to reactions. Unlike writing a program, you simply select an event and a reaction, and then turn on the connection. Voila! No code or app required.

what can i do with mayhem?

The power of Mayhem is that it lets you trivially connect any device or service to any other device or service. It would be impossible to list all the things you can do with Mayhem, but here are some examples:

  • Use your cell phone to control your PowerPoint presentation.
  • Receive an email reminder to winterize your house when the temperature drops below freezing.
  • Automatically update your Facebook status to "I'm rich!" whenever Microsoft stock hits $50 a share.
  • Add an auto-save feature to a program that doesn't have it.
  • Pause a video automatically when you leave the room.
The great thing about Mayhem is that all of these things can be done by anyone in seconds, without programming!

mayhem is open source

Mayhem was originally developed by Microsoft to allow everyone to harness the power of programming to connect devices and services, without programming. Ownership of Mayhem was transferred to the Outercurve Foundation as an open source project, and is freely available for download, use, and extension. As such, Mayhem will continue to grow as the open source community adds new modules. Keep checking back for new capabilities!