Hacks Submitted


  1. 204

    AAPark

    Submitted by

    AAPark makes the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority's parking space availability information (http://www.a2dda.org/parking__transportation/available_parking_spots/) available via SMS. It uses a YUI query to scrape the DDA's website and the resulting JSON feed is rendered by a CherryPy web server and made available to SMS users via www.textmarks.com . It reuses code from my previous work on track University buses, which can be found at http://mbusreloaded.com/umbus . If time p…

    • Members
    • Scott Wolchok
  2. 205

    FireSale

    Submitted by FireSale

    FireSale is a location-based ad auction mechanism that augments local advertisers' ads with Yahoo! Local Search data.

    • FireSale Members
    • Patrick R Jordan
  3. 206

    y!Vmail

    Submitted by y!Vmail

    Not everyone has a computer, but everyone has a phone. This hack allows people to access their Yahoo! mail through a 1-800 number, using ANY touch-tone phone. Press 0 to open, * and # to navigate, 7 to delete. We figure out which emails are important, and read them first. We summarize long emails so that you dont have to listen to all of it. If you want to talk to the person, just press 5 -- we'll connect you. APIs used: BBAuth, OpenMail, Contacts API, Term Extraction API

    • y!Vmail Members
    • Arnab Nandi
    • Daniel Peek
    • Pradeep Padala
  4. 207

    Points of Woe

    Submitted by Quazie

    A neat iPhone application that integrates a slew of yahoo's geo apis. There will be more info posted shortly, likely a link to a blog post describing my process.

    • Quazie Members
    • Brandon Quazie Kwaselow
  5. 208

    Know Your Tweeple

    Submitted by Twitty Hackers

    Know your Tweeple is a guessing game where you can find out just how well you really know your "Tweeple" (Twitter friends). You will be given two random update messages from one of your friends on Twitter and asked to guess who said it. Careful, if you get it wrong, you will be considered a loser friend and will be presented with an unfriendly photo from Flickr. Soon, features will include a point scoring system that can allow you to compete with your other Twitter friends to become a top sc…

    • Twitty Hackers Members
    • Laura Rademaker
    • Matt Jones
  6. 209

    What is Hung Doing?

    Submitted by Hung Train

    What is Hung Doing? explores the space of single-purpose sites, as well as the concepts of privacy, data ownership and aggregation. Is the typical pull model of the web deprecated by the new "feed" push mentality? Basically, if you want to know what Hung is doing, just go to whatishungdoing.com.

    • Hung Train Members
    • Hung Truong
  7. 210

    Location Alarm

    Submitted by The Blues Brothers

    This is an automated system that lets people setup alarms and notifications based on their geographical location. Users can either select an "on arrival" or an "on departure" style of notification, and it will get triggered automatically through fireeagle's API, and it will also send them an SMS message

    • The Blues Brothers Members
    • Majd Taby
    • Bryan Summersett
  8. 211

    Lokuu

    Submitted by TeamLokuu

    Lokuu is a location-based social networking application, connecting the "what" with the "where" in your world. Current the service can be accessed through a web portal and there are tentative plans for a mobile Android application and a Facebook application.

    • TeamLokuu Members
    • Ryan Donnelly
    • Matt Morlock
    • Niki Klauza
  9. 212

    AAPark

    Submitted by

    AAPark makes the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority's parking space availability information (http://www.a2dda.org/parking__transportation/available_parking_spots/) available via SMS. It uses a YUI query to scrape the DDA's website . It reuses code from my previous work on tracking University buses, which can be found at http://mbusreloaded.com/umbus . In addition to exposing the raw data from the website, AAPark can send users a text message when there are less than 10 spots le…

    • Members
    • Scott Wolchok
  10. 213

    Keynotes in a hurry

    Submitted by

    You're a famous web developer and you wake up in your hotel bed; you're totally hungover from the revelry last night, and OH MY GOD YOU TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE KEYNOTE THAT'S STARTING IN .... TEN MINUTES!! OMG OMG!!!111One!! Relax. We're right here for you buddy. Thank goodness you atleast have an outline scribbled out on that napkin of yours. Just submit it to us, We'll make it a PDF presentation. You know what? we'll even put it up on Slideshare, so that you d…

    • Members
    • Arnab Nandi