Mobile App Hackathon – San Diego Recap
I have to say that the organizers of the Mobile App Hackathon were throughly impressed by the mobile apps that were cranked out of the event. With 22 applications and given the actual time spent coding, there was a lot of serious effort put into the apps!
A big thanks, again, goes out to Qualcomm who really pulled out all the stops when it came to the facilities, food and logistics. Arlen, Shanley and I really appreciate all the work you did and thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Also, another big thanks to Brian Vogelsang, who’s amazing photography skills really put out some great images! You can check them out via this link: http://bvogelsang.smugmug.com/Events/Mobile-App-Hackathon/17405578_WTqRB6#1323431487_t7hTzhz
Here is a quick rundown of the mobile apps that were pitched at the Hackathon:
- 1st Place – Last Call – Map based anonymous texting with Twillio call integration
- 2nd Place – Fokemon – Entertains infinitely 🙂
- 3rd Place – Event Finder – Find Events!
- Mobile CRM – Look up and update the Customer information
- DevMag – News aggregration tool
- Whats On Your Mind – Native application to use facebook as twitter
- DAB – Educational tool: helps guide you through the app development process
- DanceSteady – Monitors ballroom dancer’s movement and provides an audio alert when their movement is not smooth enough.
- DeFace – Takes and modifies pictures
- QuikCall.me – A mobile app that connects users to randomly placed phone calls.
- Mobile Conference Agenda – Conference event viewer with auto notification of changes
- Rental System – Front end authenticates user via Google, provides interface to rent item by ID number
- Tic Tac Toe Slider -Tic Tac Toe implemented in HTML5 canvas with the accelerometer to steer the X’s & O’s.
- WebCred– Shows the activity and reputation of twitters using a given hash tag
- PieTrust – a system for giving people credit for accomplishments by peer review
- Missenger – Help you let your loved one’s know you’re thinking of them without having to start a conversation.
- Pocketvote – allows people to vote on the best application of the day
- Lookalove – Find dates by your visual tastes
- TOEFL Vocabulary ACE – helps people memorize words for the TOEFL
- MyLunchSpecialDeal – Help to find and locate lunch specials where you work and live
We will be following up with event attendees in a month to see where the ideas have gone and if you are in need of assistance in getting into the various app stores. Also, if you are interested in co-hosting the next event or would like to bring a Hackathon to your town, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.