preparing for demos
This weekend I won 2nd place at the AppHack Austin with ShareMesh – an iOS based encrypted peer to peer messaging app that does not require an internet connection to operate. The app used the new iOS 7 features iBeacon and Multipeer Connectivity to handle discovery and communication between devices.
I had a great time and there were a lot of interesting projects and very talented people working on them (see a list at hackathon.io).
The Capital Factory facilities are world class and the folks from AngelHack and our sponsors were great hosts. Looking forward for the chance to go to the Spring 2014 HACKcelerator program in San Francisco.
I’m attending the AngelHack Mobile App Hackathon this weekend in Austin, TX.
It is hosted at Capital Factory – a start-up incubator with 50,000 square feet of amazing work space.
I get about 24 hours to turn an idea into an app, some of the ones I’m looking at are…
- ghost net – an encrypted peer to peer communications layer that lets users exchange messages/pictures between smartphones without using the internet or any other means detectable by totalitarian governments (Egypt, or NSA)
- Arduino Bridge – software to link an iPhone as a sensor platform the the DIY chips and maker projects that use the Adruino
- iDead – live action zombie game based on location of your iPhone
- Crowd video processing – upload pictures of an event from all participants – stitch together into single browse-able panoramic / 3d scene
- video recognition – use open source video processing software to train your iPhone to recognize objects that walk past the camera (trigger an alert when ‘lady in red’ walks by)
- iPhone/robotic integration -use sphero or romo to link with an iPhone and do interesting things (room mapping, object manipulation, etc) and/or games