Recap: 125th AT&T Mobile App Hackathon in Los Angeles
Over 200 developers, designers and entrepreneurs came together to hack mobile apps at our 125th Mobile App Hackathon at Real Office Centers (ROC) in Santa Monica. We challenged hackers in the Greater Los Angeles Area to build mobile apps and Internet of Things (IoT) focused solutions leveraging Harman production speakers, Myo Armbands and/or prototyping microcontrollers (e.g. Arduino and Raspberry Pi). The participants did not disappoint and some truly awesome apps were created.
A huge thank you to Harman, ROC, and Thalmic Labs for their continued support of our hackathon events. None of our hackathons are possible without the support of our local venues, sponsors, and community members. A special shout-out also goes to Kristin Peterson, from CitrusByte, who came out to support our AT&T M2X platform, and assist with hardware builds.
It is the developer community that makes these events successful and so we were excited to be able to celebrate our 125th event by providing some awesome burritos as a midnight snack and adding prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. It was great to see so many teams stick it out overnight at the ROC and code their mobile app and IoT solutions. Kudos to everyone who made it to the finish line!
Without further ado please find all our entries and winners below:
AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Winners:
- Best App Overall
- 1st Place – BikeMonkey
- 2nd Place – Environmental Data Management
- 3rd Place – Myo.Xalta
- Best Use of AT&T M2X – Retailz
- Best Use of Harman APIs – Impulse
Don’t forget to help us select our Community Choice Award by posting a comment telling us which app from our Los Angeles Hackathon is your favorite:
Myo.Xalta – “Currently there is no technology on the market for real time monitoring of Parkinson’s patients in between DBS treatments. Patients are booked (or put off booking of this treatment) at patient + doctor discretion. Myo.Xalta enables real-time monitoring for patients who require regular check-ups when their shakes become consistently severe. Doctors can check-up on patients wearing the Myo.Xalta, and be alerted of their status. ”
BikeMonkey – “A “AAA for cyclists”: An on-demand, bike fix-it platform service that also allows you to view and report road conditions. ”
Impulse – “Ever been to an event and wanted to change the music selection or turn up the tunes? Now you can. With Impulse, users can vote for changes in music genre and music volume. Users can up-vote or down-vote the current song selection to fine-tune a playlist. Get enough users around a speaker and rock on as the volume turns up so you and your friends can party the night away.”
Degree – “Degree is a Personal Relationship Management tool (PRM) built for iOS. The app gives you a real time snapshot of your interactions with your personal network. Degree increases transparency for your personal relationships by graphically displaying your Facebook messages over a time period and [quantifying] your interactions. The app displays the average time between messages, the time since last interacted, and the number of sent and received messages. Degree further allows the users to keep in contact with their personal network by presenting their contacts by last interaction making them aware of friends that they are falling out of contact with, and making their degrees of friendship closer.”
SpeakUp – “A live microphone mobile app to prioritize audience questions that doesn’t require plugging into the Harman/Kardon/JBL System. Audience members can scan the QR Code from the app and join the queue to ask the presenter questions. Audiences do not need a microphone to ask the presenter questions. Audience members can use the app and speak to the phone to get their questions delivered. The app uses the mobile’s microphone.”
Retailz – “Many retail stores from markets to clothing stores run on razor thin margins, and employee inefficiencies sap potential profits. Retailz alerts staff about areas that need immediate attention. No more spoiled food and high electric bills from freezer doors left ajar. No more frustrated customers digging through disorganized clothing. No more patrons leaving because they can’t find a shopping cart. Strategically placed iBeacons feed data through Retailz, which makes intelligent decisions about required actions and whom to notify. Retail is more successful with Retailz.”
FlowPatrol – “Water-saving app and system using Arduino unos, Wi-Fi shield, and liquid flow meters installed around the house communicate via M2X”
Environmental Data Management (EDM) – “A smart wearable aimed at keeping workers in hazardous situations safe through the use of constant environment monitoring, and alerting through sensors embedded directly in a worker’s clothes.”
PracTest – “Senses your movements of the Myo armband to evaluate the quality of your swing. Can be applicable to all kinds of sports and activities for practice purposes.”
Sense8 – “Sense8 teaches people how to do the correct motion of a task by monitoring their performance over time, and by providing warnings if people are going outside the recommended range with simple notifications”
Conductor – “A music and animation creation application, which fully takes advantage of the edge-cutting Myo armband. It uses the motion of the Myo armband to create melodies and animations. This application demonstrates Myo armbands’ abilities of facilitating multimedia creation applications. This application uses the Myo armband c++ SDK and OpenGL. These technologies bring together interesting features as well as technical difficulties to this project.”