Recap: AT&T Mobile App Hackathon in Berkeley
Update: CarZzz app created at this hackathon is now available with a new name, Drowsy Alarm. Kazu Komoto, one of the developers, has finished the app and made it available for download.
At our latest Bay Area hackathon, we challenged all you smart developers to create Smart City apps and solutions. We had 70 developers accept our Smart City challenge. We partnered with IBM Bluemix, AT&T Enhanced WebRTC and AT&T M2X to provide great technologies for hackers to incorporate into their apps.
Thanks to The Batchery, which was open the entire night, hackers didn’t have to stop working on their apps. Although, quite a few did take some breaks for a quick nap. It’s hard to hack without sleep!
And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for…the winners of our December Berkeley Hackathon!
- Best Overall App – Transitive
- App with the Most Potential – Smart City Bug Reporter
- 1st Place Best Smart City Themed Solution – Smart Map
- 2nd Place Best Smart City Themed Solution – Air Here
- 3rd Place Best Smart City Themed Solution – Environment Monitoring
- Best Use of IBM Bluemix – Smart City Bug Reporter
- Best Use of AT&T Enhanced WebRTC – CarZzz
- Best Use of AT&T M2X – IFFriend
See below to find out what else was created in Berkeley:
Dog Time – Using the DogTime Collar, pet parents can see the world through their dogs’ eyes with live video streaming and two-way communication. Pet parents can be alerted via SMS when their dogs needs them most.
CardXChange – There is often times a scarcity of business cards at networking events due to a variety of reasons. These small pieces of paper can run out at a busy conference or be misplaced. We have created a service that allows those who do not want to scramble to exchange contact info via traditional inputs.
2Needs – An application like Uber, but it is for shopping. Save your time for shopping or earn money.
Fixer – How often have you wished you could just speak to a real, live person instead of wasting time searching online or navigating a maze-like phone systems? Fixer, powered by IBM Watson, analyzes your naturally-spoken query and fixes you up with someone who can help via AT&T WebRTC.
CloudConnection – My app aims to create a cloud-based database that can be accessed using any device with a web-enabled camera. The database stores any and all kind of unique information about any individual item that has a QR/Barcode attached to it. It creates something like a social media profile for anything that someone wants.
CarZzz – CarZzz is a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to monitor your face while you drive. If you start to fall asleep, it will connect you with a loved one or anyone you designate. Download CarZzz now and stop driving drowsy. Kazu Komoto, one of the developers, has finished the app and made it available for download. It’s now called Drowsy Alarm.
Transitive – Caltrain, the only rail service that traverses the entire peninsula, is notoriously late-running, and their predictions are inaccurate, causing stress to many of its passengers. We use a combination of mathematical modeling and distributed/crowdsourced GPS tracking with a system we developed to minimize bad data points during data-collection.
Environment Monitoring – A Smart City IoT application to demonstrate CO2, temperature, earthquake prediction, and smart trash. We have implemented solutions using Bluemix, Intel hardware, and Groove sensors.
Air Here – Collecting and sharing point source air quality information where it matters. Monitoring and displaying air quality information at the point where it can be consumed.
Smart City Bug Reporter – Cities have bugs. It’s raining and your bus is very late. Your car window got broken into, again. And so on… Make it easier to report bugs. The bugs can be automatically routed to the relevant parties who can help process and fix them.
IFFriend – IFFriend: Identification of Friend or Foe: Provide victim and alleged shooter location information more accurately, along with vertical location information — is the victim or shooter in an underground garage or on the 50th floor?
Smart Map – A Smart City that keeps everybody safe by informing all its residents via instant notification. Show the location of the incident, so others can run for cover.