Startup Asia Singapore 2014 hackathon: the winners

14 teams of entrepreneur hopefuls came together last Saturday to do battle in the final round of Startup Asia Singapore 2014’s hackathon.
Startup Asia Singapore 2014 hackathon the winners
While many were impressive, only a few walked away with the highly coveted prizes. Here are the winners:

Amazon Web Services challenge

Amazon’s challenge for these participants was to build a solution that interconnects their devices, and/or the open API data available from the Singapore government to the AWS cloud for analytics or control logic. Here are the three winners:
1st: MelonSail, who created an exhibition management app, won $1,000 in Amazon credits
2nd: Tyker, who created a kids- and family-oriented personalized recommendations app, won the Amazon Kindle ereader, Paperwhite
3rd: Journy, who created an inspirational travel log app, won the Lean Startup book

Intel challenge

The challenge was simply to build an Android app that runs on Intel Architecture. The winner of this challenge, Troop, made a social event and meetup app for Android devices and the Tizen smartwatch, and walked away with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Piktochart challenge

Piktochart, a Malaysia-based infographic editor application for non-designers, came looking for talented developers to join their team. The challenge: to build the “Most Innovative Javascript App”. Tyker took home the cash prize of S$1,000, and perhaps we’ll see them on the Piktochart team in the near future.

Samsung challenge

Not surprisingly, Samsung’s challenge was to integrate an existing app with their own Galaxy Gear device. The catch is that it should include an interactive actionable alert/notification component on the watch, with two-way interactivity. The two winners, Gear2Cam and Pandago Studio, won a set of custom-fit Samsung Gear. Gear2Cam created an app that allows the user to control the smartphone’s camera using their Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch, while Pandago Studio worked on a Samsung Gear 2 app for discovering restaurants nearby.
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