AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Miami – Recap!
The AT&T Developer Program returned to the Miami for the third time on December 14th and 15th. We had 102+ attendees who hit the ground running and with assistance from our friends at RIM, Sphero, and Microsoft coded a total of 9 mobile apps. A big thanks goes out to our awesome sensies and judges, including Layer7’s Alex Gaber, who donated their time and expertise to assist everyone in their building.
There were some really great apps created, but the most interesting and perhaps most controversial was Clutch Traveler. Clutch Traveler is takes the micro capitalism of apps such as Zarly and combines it with the concept of a porter. A very interesting idea on how someone could obtain their lost items as quickly as possible, but one that may be difficult to have approved by TSA.
The big winners of the night included Spheromon, who built a great android game by doing a mashup of Sphero and pet fighting game and Ya Grub? Ya Grub? was awarded a trip for the entire team to compete at the AT&T Summit Hackathon in Las Vegas on January 5th and 6th.
You can learn about all the apps and how they placed below:
Spheromon (2nd Place Overall, 1st Place Sphero, Best Android App) – Drive your sphero into others to cause damage. Choose from 3 different classes. Use NFC tags to activate powerups.
Likr (3rd Place Overall) – LIKR is an application for sharing your likes and dislikes and seeing what is liked around you. It is a mix of different technologies that allows the users to really “SEE” what’s around you.
Sphero Drive (Best Cascade App) – This is the first Sphero app available on BlackBerry. The app allows you to calibrate, drive and change Sphero’s color.
SpyNotes (1st Place ESENEM) – SpyNotes.com is a social note-sharing application that aims to build a network where students can upload and share notes for free, and get rewarded for helping others.
Ya Grub? (1st Place RIM) – You do lunch? You have friends. Those never meet. Now you can get the cake and go to lunch too.
SportsDrive – SportsDrive is an innovative mobile sports application that can be used on Android and BlackBerry devices. This mobile application is a resource where sports fanatics can easily query a database for up-to-date information about their favorite teams.
NowApp (1st Place Azure) – NowApp takes the hassle out of publishing your business or event’s details to an App Store/Marketplace. Simply sign up through our site and publish content to users’ devices instantly.
Sequins – Sequins turns Java code into graphic diagrams of their behavior, allowing developers and managers to better understand what the expected behavior of the program should be, and what it actually is.
Clutch Traveler (1st Place Overall, AT&T APIs) – How many of you have left something of value behind after getting home from a trip? It might be a hard drive, a laptop, some important documents or even your favorite jacket! Imagine if you could have somebody carry that item you desperately need, and deliver it to you that same day! What if you could get that weekly business traveler on the next flight after you, to get you your forgotten item in just a few hours after you arrive home? Well now you have a place to go to seek out these heroes of the skies these CLUTCH TRAVELERS.