Hackfest returned to San Francisco at the beginning of this month for 2 days of hard-core coding with a range of exciting APIs and SDKs to play with. After coding all day at the Moscone Center West on day 1, hackers continued working on their projects at the official networking party and beyond - with some attendees getting only a few hours sleep as they worked on their creations ready for the day 2 presentations.
Our panel of judges, which included experts from Disney, American Airlines, Mitsubishi and 2013 reigning champions, Reincloud, were impressed with all of the submissions and the high quality of entries given the time constraints. Some of the highlights included entries that combined APIs, and brought in other technologies such as augmented reality and Google Glass.
Here’s a list of this year’s winners and their prizes:
Overall TV Hackfest winner:
Overall Apps Hackfest winner:
Winners of best use of Nexmo APIs
Winners of best productivity app using the Nexmo API
Android Back up
Winner of best ‘Bitcasa it’ app
Android Back up
Winner of best entry for NDEV’s brief:
Winner of best built app with Enyo:
Winner of best entry for LG brief:
Smart TV Alliance:
Winner of best entry to Smart TV Alliance brief:
Up and Down
Winner of best entry for Alphonso brief:
Winners of most innovative use of Zencoder API and most amazing use of video.js:
Winners of best response to the Gracenote brief:
TV through the looking glass
Gracenote Powered 3D
Winner of best use of Zeebox APIs:
Congratulations to all our winners, we’ll be catching up with them over the next year on their Hackfest experiences and what has happened to their projects since winning.