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Mashery Hacks at PennApps 2013
Last week, Mashery attended PennApps, a 40-hour application development competition organized by the students at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
The bi-annual event is a 40-hour hackathon that brings 500 student designers and developers from around the world together to build and hack.
There were eight hacks built using Mashery APIs. Here are some favorites:
- MobileMaster allows you to get the latest news and sports updates on your phone via SMS, check prices on eBay or get directions using ESPN & New York Times APIs.
- Votomatic allows you to create movie polls and invite friends to vote online or via a phone call or text. The app pulls movie .gif thumbnails using the Tumblr API and the Tomatometer movie ratings using the Rotten Tomatoes API.
- Facation is a fake vacation planner. The app uses the Expedia API to generate a random flight plan and hotel for your “trip.” All you have to do is upload a picture of yourself.
Best use of Mashery API
Beets: ConcertJam Finder is an AiOS + web app that works with the Jambase API that allows you to find concerts happening near you. The app also uses the SoundCloud API so you can play a sample of the artist’s songs.
We look forward to seeing you at PennApps this fall!