This past weekend at the Techweek LA Hackathon, there were a number of interesting submissions that used the Sinch SDK.
It was an incredibly tough decision, but we chose to award our prize to Anonymouse, an anonymous chat platform with a twist. Anonymouse is a place to message and talk on the phone with someone on the internet that you don’t feel comfortable giving your contact info to.
Each time the page is reloaded, a new session begins and you are assigned a new randomly generated username. If, for example, you’re talking to someone in an online forum and want somewhere to connect with them 1-on-1, you can start a new Anonymouse session and give this person your username. Once you’re done talking to them, just close the browser tab, and they will have no way of contacting you again!
An additional comfort – the option to make a voice call to each other only presents itself after users have exchanged a certain number of messages.
Before beginning a conversation in Anonymouse.
The option to make a voice call after a few messages are exchanged.
Some additional entries for the hackathon that used Sinch:
Adoptable – Tinder for finding your next shelter pup. Uses Sinch instant messaging to allow shelters to communicate with potential adopters. This hack won the overall hackathon prize!
No Drunk Calls – Locks your phone during certain hours of the day, and can only be unlocked after solving a number logic puzzle. After solving the puzzle, you are presented the option to make a PSTN call using Sinch.
Sinch Bridge – A walkie-talkie-like app that uses Sinch app-to-app calling.
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