This past weekend, we took part in the AngelHack SF Hackathon, with over 200 talented developers! As usual, we were blown away by the creativity of participants, and their ability to build working products in just 24 hours (minus a few minutes for the early-morning fire alarm).
We chose to give the Sinch $1000 prize to the team that built MyoResponse. A combination of the Sinch REST APIs and the Myo armband, this app allows you to choose an emergency gesture, and will automatically call your emergency contact when you it detects that you are making that gesture. Using the Sinch text-to-speech feature, the automated phone call will tell your emergency contact your exact location.
Several other teams also used Sinch to build cool hacks:
Ago – Used Sinch app-to-app calling to connect language learners around the world.
Slack Voice Chat – This team built a Slack plugin that allows you to call anyone in your company with a simple text command.
Career Cupid – A recruiting platform with required feedback from both the company and the candidate if either party declines to continue the interview process.
Shop Ally – Uses Sinch instant messaging to connect reviewers and potential buyers on shopping sites. Reviewers can earn cash when the person they’re talking to buys the product.
See you at AngelHack Silicon Valley on July 18!
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