AngelHack is a really big hackathon. Like, really big. This time around, we attended just half of the AngelHack events. We travelled to six cities over two weekends, met 1,200 developers, and saw 64 Singly-powered apps go from idea to demo in 24 hours – and that was just half of the event.
We were awed and inspired by the brilliant developers we met and the variety, depth and scope of projects we saw around the country these past few weeks, and want to share the stories of the teams we awarded with Singly prizes in each city.
San Francisco: Pipe
Pipe enables you to manage your team better or be the best team player you can be. By having all the information about what your team is doing, has done and will be doing, you avoid wasting time in update meetings. More over, Pipe keeps you focused, disciplined and empowered. It’s like ‘Fitbit’ for work.
New York City: AddictAid
Sobriety is a struggle. But if we struggletogether, we can struggle better. Addicaid was created to help you connect with other people and stay motivated in any stage of recovery, from the minute you stop using to your millionth day of sobriety. AddictAid’s features are designed to make it easy for you to stay on track by connecting you to individual support, meeting schedules and a variety of other sobriety resources.
Washington, DC: Vocab.be
Studying for the SAT, GRE and other standardized tests is difficult. Vocab.be aims to make it a bit easier through passive learning. As you browse the web, this Chrome extension will replace individual words with synonymous words from the vocab list of the test you’re studying for. Also, it displays uses of those vocab words in the Tweets and Facebook statuses of your friends so that you can associate the words and definitions with your friends.
An awesome platform where anybody, including your cat, can build RESTful APIs in matter of seconds and have endpoints for their backend data. easyAPI makes creating applications simple, easy and fun!
A carpool service that utilizes social services like Facebook and LinkedIn, and discovers your commuting habits with minimal user input.
Los Angeles: HookedUp
A mobile dating app that matches people based on Social Media activity… data from Facebook and Foursquare is calculated to connect you with a date that matches your shared interests. No more need to fill out long questionnaires of your interests to find someone… the matchmaking formula is already waiting in your social media accounts.
Special thanks to the wonderful organizers of AngelHack for making this event great, to our friends at Firebase, Keen.io, Tout and Filepicker.io for providing great developer-focused products and to the 1,200 developers, designers and entreprenuers we had the pleasure to meet over the past couple of weeks around the country.