HG Intelligence, the company from which Synerise derives, was the partner of Beacon Valley Global and Beacon Valley Hackaton. These two events were brought to life to show people how beacons use smart mobile applications to do amazing things. The event was organized by Kontakt.io, our partner and provider of beacon hardware.
The first event, Beacon Valley Hackathon, was organized in Krakow in June, 2015. A few groups of software developers, graphic designers and project managers had only 24 hours to create an application, that could help our city (Krakow) and its citizens. There were three categories of applications they could choose: Beacons for Business (applications to help local business to develop), Beacons for Fun (games, social apps), and Beacon for Good (to make a city more friendly, especially when it comes to offices and public institutions.
For 24 hours, several dozen people worked on more than 10 different projects. The Hackathon turned out be a huge success!
Which application won?
After the great success of the Beacon Valley Hackaton in Krakow (June 2015) we decided to take part in the second edition of Beacon Valley Global, which was organised in November of 2015 in four cities around the world: Krakow, New York, London and Guadalajara, by Kontakt.io as well. The idea was similar to the previous event in Krakow, but the new locations brought in more developers from those cities and allowed them to share their ideas about smart city projects.
This time the categories of application subjects were: culture, health, commerce and transportation.
What were the results?
Third event – BeaconValley Conference & Hackathon #ExtraOrdinary Edition was organized by Kontakt.io in June, 2016. It consisted of two parts – a conference and a hackaton. Hackers had to create apps empowered by Bluetooth Low Energy in one of 3 streams – MOVE, LOCATE, & FREESTYLE.
This time the hackaton was also a huge success, just look at some numbers: