The hack challenges for this years event are multi-device experiences, digital media and advertising, and digital communications. There is also a catch-all category called Surprise Us for those who like to take the road less traveled. Here's a snapshot from the floor:
Foursquare for street food
Lots of websites index and rate restaurants, but no-one rates street food. Since street food has its own staunch following in India, four hackers from PESIT South Campus have decided to remedy that. Their hack, an as-yet unnamed Android app, will allow users to add their favorite street food carts to the application by locating it on a map (detection based on geo fencing), uploading a photo, adding pricing info, and finally, adding a rating and review of the service.
This application depends on crowd-sourcing content from users; a foursquare for street food, say the team. Since street food hawkers (vendors) often move around, there is an option to alert fellow street-food enthusiasts if a