Food-wise, we tested out some awesome local Santa Monica joints that served up amazing tacos, coconuts, and other delectable eats. Since so many people have asked about where we got the food from, here is a complete list:
A special call out here goes to Team Interestmi, who worked on a video based dating app. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a video worth? Team Interestmi had an interest slant with their online dating app because their intent was to inject some honesty into the online dating scene by having users upload video of themselves. As much as the crowd and judges did not seem to like this idea, I have to commend the team for pursuing such an altruistic path as this ties into other dating apps that have centered around Linkedin.com dating. Jeanine, Joshua and Gagandeep, this was a great idea and I hope you continue to build out your app. Remember to reach out to us when you are ready to promote and we will help in any way that we can.
As for the winners, here is a quick breakdown of the teams and prizes:
1st Overall – It’s A Date
2nd Overall – Kind Kall
3rd Overall – Geoprint
ESRI Prize – Geoprint
Productsy Prize – Geoprint
Ask Ziggy Prize – DriverBuddies
Here is a list of the teams that presented:
Lackey – Hackathons are tough. You’re pressed for time, you can’t always get the people you need, and event infrastructure can be stretched thin. Lackey is a self hosted, self contained Backend as a Service server that allows you to quickly get an API up and running with an easy to use web interface. Unlike Parse, Appcelerator, and others, you can edit the source code to suit your needs and you’re not at the mercy of the event’s network capacity. No internet, no Parse!
DriverBuddies – How can you make your driving experience better? We have always listened to radios, texted, and been on calls. Its so 1940s. Traffic is a serious problem, especially in LA. Accordion effect of moving cars adds enormous delays for everyone! I wish there was an app, that made my traffic experience better, and also for people around me! >….< wait !! There is ! its called “DriverBuddies” DriversBuddies is a one-stop shop, for your driving time ! DOT – It tells you of routes away from population and schools, passing by your favourite shops that have special offers for you, that saves you precious time and money , which you would otherwise be spending in the traffic jam on the overhead highway. It also takes into consideration the wind direction, to make sure that the exhaust from your car is drifted more away from people The game has a fun pacmap, where u are the chompy pacman eating away the dots on the route and have to miss some occasional ghosts on unwanted streets. Big fruits offer bonuses, esp to lure traffic away from the congested areas. It lets you play fun voice-based games, it lets you make locations around you interesting. Socialize with new and old friends stuck in traffic. Play some games with them too. Ashley lets you control various aspects of your phone and the game by voice commands. You get level ups for taking shorter faster routes, and also for patiently waiting in the traffic If you get into some trouble, or see someone in trouble, you can click a photograph and people around you are notified and they will help you. You can also help the cops by reporting anomalies It makes city more fun to drive in ! Everything around you becomes a game, where you benefit, and so do the people around you. Business Model : Users: Freemium model . Pay to get more timely and number of features and service Shop Owners : Monthly or Yearly subscription to lure more traffic towards your store. Throw targeted deals Advertisements : Drop Offers, Music, and viewable content on map to pick up for bonuses”
Curb – Post and Find free stuff in your community. Easily post an item you want to get rid of or browse through items close to you. Earn points by posting frequent and quality items. Build a community of giving and receiving free **bleep**!
Bellyflop – Quick splash page generator to build hype for a domain before launch.
ARTopologie – A community of Artists, Art Collectors, Frames vendors, Shipping Companies in one App.
geoprint – geoprint is an app that let you leave a message wherever you are at the moment. Being completely anonymous, your message can be whatever you want to say that will not come back to bite your ample posterior.
On Route– An app that provides navigation to the restuarants, ATMs, etc on your route. This helps in the user to go the place of interest with minimal route deviation.
SuperMe – For Super Moms™ – SuperMe is a social networking platform for new moms to connect, share resources, ideas, and product recommendations – AND receive rewards for all of it. It’s like Match.com meets Google+ Circles meets VISA Rewards for new moms.
HappinessLabs – HappinessLabs is a action oriented, picture based life improvement network & platform. happiness labs puts power in everyones hands to make a positive impact in the world by making it easy to showcase their services and connect to audiences that can benefit from their services. our platform allows to create simple actionable picture challenges. It all starts with… if you think u have something to offer that would be of help to others then come and create a picture challenge. describe how you can help in simple actions (these actions could be days based or steps based) people who can use your help will buy and do those actions. It is e-commerce enabled montization opportunities.
MagicNotebook – TODAY’S teachers spend too much time pushing paper and not enough time teaching kids. The technology exists today to solve this, but you won’t find it in the classroom. A teacher with five classes, 150 students just doesn’t have the time. Imagine, same teacher leading the same 150 students with an app that’s simple to set up and delivers today’s technology to her fingertips. The Magic Notebook app frees her from the tyranny of paperwork and brings her back to teaching the kids, which is what she loved in the first place.
BRT – More buying, less stressing.
Silicon Beach Directory– This app is your local hangout for everyone living and working in Silicon Beach Land. This is where social media meets local directory, with a cool retro beach look. It brings together groups, organizations, companies and people to keep you in the loop for the latest meetups, hackathons, parties, etc… using crowdsourcing. You know that great event you just missed because you just didn’t hear about it. No more, this app will keep you in the loop with the help of your Silicon Beach friends. We are creating a local based crowdsourced digital directory. This directory has added features such as Event postings, photos captured using mobile devices and push notification.”
The Fold– Songs are inherently tied to an emotional narrative or memory. Our app gives our users a new way to discover music, share their stories, and ultimately help establish a new way to categorize music through what it means to them personally.
Interestmi – We’ve created a dating app specifically designed for people who want to settle down and have a serious relationship using video. Tinder with video!
It’s A Date– Guys (and gals) can use It’s a Date to plan, and book, last-minute dates in mere minutes! Look like the most romantic guy in the world, by downloading It’s a Date. Though the app is free, we generate extensive revenue from affiliate fees and rev share from OpenTable, Fandango, RazorGator, and Groupon, etc.
How To Hero (H2H)– We are an app that help new users learn how to use other apps.
App Stat– App Stat is enterprise level mobile analytic app helps mobile app community to have competitive analysis, determine current market share, including average time spend per day, with age group and downloads by region across the world to determine user experience, and performance rating/customer satisfaction. The value of App Stat helps to determine monetization strategies across the apps, categories, countries and various platforms, including Ad Spend.