Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The BlackBerry Jam Hackathon 2012

The BlackBerry Jam Hackathon – a 40-hour Blackberry app development competition where participants battle it out for top prizes like a Trip to Bangkok, Thailand for 4, 1 BlackBerry 10 DevAlpha, 4 BlackBerry 7 devices, 4 BlackBerry Playbook tablets plus consultancy from RIM.

What do they have to do? Just hack their way to a potential money-making BlackBerry app idea and present it to a board of judges from the BlackBerry community composed of Dave Patterson, Christian Besler, Cameron Vernest and William Yu.

Congratulations to the winners of Blackberry Jam Hackathon 2012 in Manila:

Here are the list of winners:

1. Team Rain Creative wins top prize and gets to represent the Philippines in Bangkok, Thailand with their “Realm of Elysium” game.

Realm of Elysium is a multi-player strategy game that takes its inspiration from the classic board game – Battleship.

2. 2nd runner up went to by Team Accordion.

Check out the happenings in the Philippine Stocks Exchange as XAVI makes it easy for traders on-the-go to stay connected with their investment and manage their trading activity through their BlackBerry 10, anytime, anywhere by providing traders with direct connection and streaming from the Philippine Stock Exchange for the latest feeds, market information, and up-to-date quotes. And best of all this mobile app enables posting of trade orders whenever, wherever! XAVI for BlackBerry 10 brings many of the features of proprietary One-Screen Do-It-All trading Console to the traders fingertips — easy access to trader’s portfolio, build-up of watchlist with instant order posting whenever they want to buy or sell. And the good thing is — all mobile transactions are synchronized with their online account. That’s why even when they are away from their computer, with XAVI, they can have powerful trading tools in their pocket and at their fingertips.

3. MobiOke World by Team Pokemon wins 1st Runner up.

Sing that Oppa Gangnam Style with a mobile videoke app. MobiOke World is a phenomenal social-community based application that will embark a paramount effect in the Blackberry World,that is high percentage of apps sales and profit. Such application adopts the FREEMIUM Business Model. Sing a song, share your score and challenge the BBworld.

Get free songs, explore and develop the hidden talent in you. Store your songs up to the sound cloud and collaborate through the app’s free chat service. An application you can never live a day without. You shall stick to it, use it today, like it tomorrow and love it the days after.

4. Underwater Invasion by Team Logeeks wins Best Student App award.

The team is composed of Richard Anthony Rivera, Arrod Gerald Yabut, Alvin Pascasio  and Marra Paneza.
Enjoy a warm! underwater adventure by playing Underwater Invasion.

Tap as many sea creatures as you can while your oxygen still last, unlock boss level and win different prizes, and achievements.

5. Bug mania app by Team GLT wins Mentors Choice award. 

Composed of Diel Barnes, Lesley Abe, Vincer Quibral and Gilbert Lavides

Bug Mania is game where players catch bugs for eating.

Be careful of poisonous bugs that may touch and bite.

6. Winning best presentation award was Team Ripple Wave for their Shenanigan app.

Shenanigan’s is a Watering Hole discovery application.

It’s designed to facilitate the discovery of new places to enjoy a drink, based on location, mood & watering hole preferences

7. Winning the online People’s Choice award is Team Engineer for the iTB DOTS app.

he team is made up of Marlon Franco Tubelleza, BabyLea Divino, Mayer Sanchez and another guy.

iTB DOTS is a healthcare application that is used to closely monitor, update patient’s medication and give timely medical advice to patients suffering from Tuberculosis.

With this, we will be able to prevent medication lapses of a TB patient taking the medicines, thus preventing the spread of this deadly contagious disease. IT SAVES LIVES.

Here’s the list of all participants apps in the BlackBerry JamHack Manila 2012 App Gallery

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