Over 250 developers fought it out in Yahoo! Hack India 2013 contest which was held on July 13-14 in Hyderabad. Mobile and personalisation was the theme of the sixth annual edition of the 24-hour hackathon, which was organised by Yahoo! India R&D.
In just 24 hours, the developers succeeded in building 56 apps.
The Grand Prize Winner was the PlanMan!, an app which lets you do workflow management through SMS and missed calls. It was developed by Varun Kumar Nagarajan, Arun Kumar Nagarajan, Raghu Ram, and Amit Bharti.
In the Yahoo Hackathon around 8 per cent of the developers were women and most of the new apps that were created during the event were based on geo location or SMS services.
Over 250 developers participated in the event
Bachao!, an app which uses the accelerometer in the smartphones to track the user's location in event of a car accident and sends an alert to their emergency contacts and the ambulance service, took away the award for Most Creative Hack. This Android app was built by the team of Mayank Yadav, Abhijit Sinha, Asmita Metrewar and Vikalp Handa.
The award for Best Technical Hack went to the team of Sagar Pandey, Rohan Prinja, Shahid Khan, and Ahamed Salim who developed the Train Tracker app, which gives users real-time train information based on PNR number, including next stop, time to reach the destination, train status and weather forecast of the upcoming station.
The iCity app was chosen as the Best Potential Product. Developed by Yogesh Joshi and Dinesh Salve, the iOS app gives users basic information about the city users are visiting like weather forecast, public transport, city hospitals, hotels and restaurants.
The Hackers Choice Award went to AI Finance, an app that uses artificial intelligence to predict the upcoming stock values, developed by Abhimitra Kartikeya Surabhi, Rakesh Tadisetty, Amiit Kumar Tiwari, and Sudheesh Singanamalla.