29 April 2013. London: Oh, what a weekend that was. Five major hackathons within a one-mile radius of the Google Campus in Tech City!
But we held our own and our devs produced some excellent apps.
At this hackathon, devs were spoilt with the variety and range of APIs and datasets available.
Special thanks to Mydex, Placr, Twilio, the LGA for their esd-toolkit, OpenStreetMap, Mydex, Placr, the LGA and the Police Transparency Unit for the technical support they provided on both days of the hack.
The Police UK and Twilio APIs were the most used. The iNeighbourhood Watch! app, the outstanding prototype produced over the weekend, utilised both these tools as well as Mydex.
This app, crafted by David King and Artur Kisiolek, won in two categories: “Best Mobile App”, and “Best Use of Databases”.
It allows residents to report local crimes to neighbourhood police via Twilio while protecting their ID and contact details via the Mydex trust service.
An app that provides a quality of life index for all 32 London boroughs.
An app that allows residents to report local crimes to neighbourhood police via Twilio. The residents’ ID and contact details are protected via the Mydex trust service.
Shoreditch Hype is mobile app which gives you useful information about everything happening around you real time. We used governmental APIs to give users information about current vehicular traffic in the area, available nearest Barclays bikes and local police events. We also used various realtime APIS such as Twitter, Facebook etc. to get local information about events and local news which will be of interest for anyone in the area. This mobile app is dedicated to the Shoreditch area, but we are looking to apply the same model to local communities in other areas as well. Launching in app stores soon.
A heat map of crime statistics in London.
An app that guides blind/partially sighted people through London’s Tube and Rail networks. Wi-Fi signals are harnessed to navigate users through the station, on to the train, helping more people towards independent travel.