CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
The Sprint Hackathon was a great success at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference this year in San Jose. More than 175 developers worked for less than 24 hours creating and demo'ing 35 innovative applications for cash prizes.
Sprint, Samsung and our partners awarded $25,000 in prizes to app developers in several different categories and to the three finalists for the Best in Show award. The Best in Show winner received $7,000; with $2,000 and $1,000 going to second (Aprentica Live) and third place (Peoplez), respectively.
This year’s winner for Best in Show was Peter Ma, and he was recognized on stage with CEO Dan Hesse during his keynote address. Peter created an innovative Facebook app, Facebook Artist, utilizing the Samsung S Pen. With Facebook Artist, users can take their Facebook photos and turn them into art.
“Congratulations to Peter and all the winners in the Sprint Hackathon,” Kevin McGinnis, vice president-Product, said. “It was exciting to see the participating developers create useful and inventive apps through the capabilities that Sprint and our hackathon sponsors offer and by giving them the opportunity to network with experts in the ecosystem at the Open Solutions Conference.”
Special thanks to all our great sponsors and partners who participated in the hack:
- Samsung Developers, Adobe, Facebook, Amobee, Kovio, Jibe Mobile, Sequent, Crittercism, Evernote, GitHub, Neustar, Mashery, Walgreens
Other hackathon winners include:
Best in Show Finalists:
- Aprentica Live
- Facebook Artist
Best NFC App, Sponsored by Kovio - Ringlock
Best HTML5/Hybrid App, sponsored by Adobe - Mobile Flipbook Print
Best Commerce App, sponsored by Sequent - PurchACE
Best Use of Mobile Advertising, sponsored by Amobee - NFC Scavenger Hunt
Best Use of the Jibe Mobile SDK, sponsored by Jibe Mobile - Aprentica Live
Best Use of Crittercism - Facebook Artist
Best Use of Mashery APIs - Recipes for You
Best Use of Facebook in a Mobile App - Facebook Artist
Best Use of the Walgreens QuickPrints SDK - Mobile Flipbook Print
Best Evernote Integration - Facebook Artist
Best Use of the Sprint Network APIs - P2PConnect.me, Order Made Easy
In 2013, look for Sprint to host additional hackathon events and to support developers and entrepreneurs in Kansas City and markets across the country.