Learn about the innovative ways developers used WebRTC at the 2016 AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon
The annual AT&T Developer Summit just keeps getting bigger and better every year, and this year was no exception. Over 1,000 developers in Las Vegas and Mexico working through the night to make their ideas a reality. The Rain nightclub in Las Vegas was teaming with inspiration. Here are some of the apps that used WebRTC in innovative ways.
Smart City Apps that use WebRTC
- GoGoPro – A video and communication solution that can be applied to SmartCity Security, baby monitoring, tourist info, patient monitoring, and hobbyists who want to record their fun activities.
- School Zone Angel – This app protects school kids by preventing mobile phones from working once a vehicle enters a school zone. A WebRTC session monitors the driver, and if the driver begins to speed, the video feed is sent to the school.
- Smart City Easy Share – Facilitates communication between people who want to share a resource such as bikes, strollers, vehicles, etc.
- XRetail –Stores of the future are going to be experience zones. This app resides within a robotic assistant able to guide customers through a store, answer questions, and connect them with a live agent if additional help is needed.
WebRTC Incorporated into App Focusing on Security and Staying Connected
- Fake Face – A communication application that allows you to choose a different face when participating in a video call with someone.
- Free and Secure Front Desk Agent – This application is able to recognize existing employees, and unlock the office door using the AT&T Digital Life API. For those people not recognized, a WebRTC video call is established with an employee on-site who can unlock the door as needed.
- SnapPhone – An application that helps the elderly keep in-touch with loved ones. People just click pictures of those they want to call, and they are connected.
Education Apps Using WebRTC
- Ask Me – A mobile app that allows anybody at an event to add a question to the queue. This eliminates the need to wait for a microphone to be passed around.
- Community Classroom – This app acts as the interface between local businesses, students and teachers to help identify training opportunities for students.
- LevelUp –In this app, teenagers and kids are assigned chores or tasks such as taking out the garbage, doing the dishes, and of course completing their homework. Once a task is completed, points are earned and unlock rewards such as cell phone data, access to the outlet that powers the XBox or TV, and even unlocking the door to the game room!
- QuizTV – Introduces educational quizzes into the DirecTV viewing experience. The questions must be answered before viewing can continue.
- talk*net – Connects English learners in emerging countries with native speakers in English-speaking countries.
And the winner for Best Use of the AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API was…
Dance4Healing –Rooted in neuroscience and published medical studies, Dance4Healing is a telehealth live video dance platform. It uses artificial intelligence and behavior to provide personalized music and dance, facilitate dance groups for patients, track patient progress, and suggests follow-up therapies.
Many of the developers were excited to use the Android and iOS native apps that we introduced over the weekend, and included them as part of their solution.
For more information on the AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API that the teams listed above used in their apps, visit the AT&T Developer Program website.