We are pleased to announce the winners of the of the App Dev Hackathon in Santa Clara which took place on Oct 27th. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated. The App Dev Hackathon is for developers working on mobile apps. Developers learned new skills, built mobile apps, competed for prizes and met people. Not your traditional hack, AppDev Hackathon featured hands on training classes on the latest technologies and trends that can help developers build better apps. View the winners after the jump.
Judge: David Frerichs
Prize: $1000 cash
Description: The $1,000 cash prize is provided by Pioneer as an incentive to creating the mobile app that takes best utilizes the power and flexibility of the Zypr API.
WINNERS: Bob Anderson with the n2tAppDev app for iOS.
Judge: Johnny Diggz
Prize: Amazon Kindle for all members of a winning team that uses the Tropo API in their application.
Description: Using simple web APIs you can add phone, sms, and IM to your applications. Tropo’s cloud communication services can connect your application to the phone number, voip, and text networks like SMS, Twitter, and IM. Or put a full featured phone or chat client in your browser, iOS, and Android applications with Phono, an open source jQuery and PhoneGap plugin for real time communications.
Help On The Way from Ankit Ranka won 2- Kindle Fires
Conflux from Jouhan Allende and Michael Lewis won 2- Kindle Fires
Dr. Mila from Chiu-Ki Chan won an iPod Nano
Judge: Joe Monastiero
1st Place: $500 Amazon gift card (will email the winners the card)
2nd Place: $350 Amazon gift card
3rd Place: $150 Amazon gift card
Description: The prizes will go to whoever develops the most interesting app using appMobi’s XDK.
1st Place: Eduardo Abreu with his eMeety app
2nd Place: John Yen with his The Most Interesting… app
3rd Place: Elmer Thomas with the SendGrid Emailer app
Sierra Trading Post
Judge: Mike Tran
Prize: Best overall app – $1,000 value $500 cash plus (5)-$100 SierraTradingPost Gift cards.
Most Creative app – $500 value – $250 cash plus (5)-$50 SierraTradingPost Gift Cards
Description: Multichannel retailer selling outdoor gear, shoes, men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and home furnishings. Qualified apps must use the Sierra Trading Post API, http://dev.sierratradingpost.com/api_gallery
First prize – Crazy Climb from Omid Ahourai
Runner up prize – Sierra Trading Post Hotline from Stephen Bock
Judge: Andrew Levy
First prize: Kindle Fire (pre-ordered and delivered when released)
Runner up prize: Nerf Gun
Description: To compete the developers will just need to integrate either our iOS or Android SDK — which only takes 5 minutes. This will provide them with crash reporting but they’ll get bonus points if they use our (optional) in-app support forum. We’ll choose our favorite apps based on which are the most innovative or creative. Our favorite will get the top prize and the runner up will get the nerf gun.
First prize – Elmer Thomas with the SendGrid Emailer app won the Kindle Fire
Runner up prize – Conflux created by Michael Lewis and Jouhan Allende
Judge: Tameez Sundjeri
Prize: 2- $500 Amex gift cards
Description: best hacks using Rovi APIs will receive the prize
Rovi has several APIs providing entertainment metadata on music and movies that can power applications. Additionally, we have comprehensive TV Listings APIs that covers broad geographies and service providers.
API signup: developer.rovicorp.com/Get_Started
3rd Party Uses of Rovi APIs:
– SongVoodoo: Website to instantly search for music lyrics—uses Rovi APIs to provide additional metadata on the search query
– Liner Notes: Plug-in for iTunes that uses Rovi APIs to provide additional metadata on the currently playing track
– The Buy Button: Searches the web for where music is sold
– Music Hack Day App: Generates quiz questions by randomly choosing an artist from the iTunes library and querying the Rovi API for metadata about the artist http://wiki.musichackday.org/index.php?title=Boxee_Music_Quiz Screenshot is here: http://the.echonest.com/platform/showcase/detail/177/
WINNERS: Chiu-Ki Chan with the Movie Jot app
Judge: Bob Heubel
Prize: 5- $100 gift cards
Description: Awarded to the team, up to five team members, making the best use of the Haptics plugin.
two winners – Doodle Grub from Adrien Duermael, and ViBe from Paul Benjamin
Judge: Alex Willen
Description: Best use of the Box API. The winner will be selected based on innovative use of the API, as well as the depth of the integration.
WINNERS: John Wright with the CoVu app for social communication
Judge: Michael Ludden
Prize: HTC Jetstream tablet with digital pen
Description: The app that makes the best use of the HTC Scribe technology.
WINNERS: The ClayAR with Pen Support from Ina Yosun Chang
Join us for App Conference – October 18-19, 2012 in Santa Clara