The energy at the 6th edition of Yahoo! Hack in India was electrifying as we counted down to the close of hacking at Yahoo! Hack Hyderabad, 2013. Over 250 developers from more than 20 states fought it out in the 24-hour Hackathon. ·The theme of this year’s hack event was around Mobile and Personalization. Most of the Hacks submitted used geo location, photos, sentiment analysis and SMS.
The hackers downed over 1500 cups of coffee and tea, and 350 cans of Red Bull! And they needed that fuel, as only a scant 5 percent slept through the night. From the amazing food to the perfect venue, Hack India: Hyderabad was a hit! See all the great pics from the event on YDN’s Flickr stream.
Congratulations to all the hackers, especially the ones who took home the prizes. See all the hacks here.
Grand prize winner
By Varunkumar Nagarajan, Arunkumar Nagarajan, Raghu Ram, Amit Bharti
PlanMan is a mobile app that lets you do workflow management through SMS and missed calls. It takes inputs from any type of mobile device and is targeted towards a small group or company wanting to schedule their daily tasks.
Fun Trivia – Hackers Varun & Arun are twins who have been participating in Yahoo! Hack events from the last 4 years, each year Varun used to fly out to Bangalore from Hyderabad to team with his brother for Yahoo! Hack in Bangalore. This year Arun from Bangalore came down to attend the event in Hyderabad and they took home the Grand Prize!
Most Creative Hack
By Mayank Yadav, Abhijit Sinha, Asmita Metrewar, Vikalp Handa
This Android app uses the phone’s accelerometer to track the user’s location in event of a car accident and sends an alert to their emergency contacts and the ambulance service.
Best Technical Hack
By Sagar Pandey, Rohan Prinja, Shahid Khan, Ahamed Salim
Train Tracker is a mobile app for travelers. Users provide their PNR number to receive real-time train information on an ongoing journey including next stop, time to reach the destination, train status and weather forecast of the upcoming station.
Best Potential Product
Best Potential Product
By Yogesh Joshi, Dinesh Salve
iCity is an iOS app which gives users basic information about the city they are visiting, including weather forecast, public transport, city hospitals, hotels and restaurants, Facebook friends who live in the city, and more.
Hackers choice award
This award is chosen by fellow hackers.
By Abhimitra Kartikeya Surabhi, Rakesh Tadisetty, Amiit Kumar Tiwari, Sudheesh Singanamalla
AI Finance uses Artificial Intelligence to predict the upcoming stock values. It is helpful for those people who are occasional traders and helps them to make the right choices and avoid losses in their investment.
Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to all the hackers who joined us for the weekend!