Wow, 5 days of meeting, shaking hands, showing the Sinch SDK and taking over a hackathon by storm. TechCrunch Disrupt has been an amazing opportunity for Sinch and one that has made us more determined than ever.
Everyday, we met developers and entrepreneurs looking to learn more about Sinch and their eyes would light up when we explained the benefits of our SDK. “This is just what I need”, or “I have been looking for something like this” was what we heard the most. With this enthusiasm and our current roadmap, 2014/2015 is going to be an exciting period.
The Sinch team has been up to so much this past week, it is a wonder we had time to take a look at our neighbors. The Best Booth had to go to UPS. Their amazing cardboard-made booth was a work of genius and really had a touch of creativity (see above).
Throughout the 3-day exhibition, we met so many new and developed startups from the Bay Area and further afield, and we wanted to pick a few of our favorites.
With all the apps and tech scene news to read and share in San Francisco, mobile phone batteries never last long. There is a big market for portable chargers that hold a charge or two so you can power your phone on the go. But UPP has taken this one step further. Their portable charger holds 7 days of continuous charge and is powered by a revolutionary fuel cell, stored in two cartridges that clip together. After the charge has been used up, simply take the cartridge to a store, they will recycle it and you just need to buy a new one. We thought this was the future of battery charging and its focus on sustainability was refreshing. Link.
Remember ZombieBooth? The team from Motion Portrait are the guys that developed the face recognition technology that powered it and lets app developers turn a human face into a digital canvas with minimal set up. We were impressed with how easy their technology can do this on just an iPad and they were launching their SDK at TechCrunch to allow developers to integrate this into their apps. Link.
“The very near future”. That is how soon Aldebaran think we will have human-like AI in robots and their state of the art, robot controlling SDK lets developers control the most sophisticated humanoid robots on the market. These robots can understand the environment around them and even pick themselves up if they fall over using their hands and legs. Amazing! Link.
Pet Cube has received some great attention from TechCrunch and Wired and helps users interact and connect with their pets when away from home. It’s a nice concept and something that we thought was unique, fresh and tugged on the emotional heartstrings of some of our team. Link.
Thanks to everyone at TechCrunch and everyone who came to the Sinch booth for an amazing Disrupt event.
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