Make Tech More Accessible with These 12 APIs

More and more hackathons today embrace themes like social good and accessibility–and we love it. It’s pretty amazing to watch developers code projects like SaveURPlanet, an app to measure your carbon footprint, or a robot that acts as a companion to seniors in nursing homes (seriously!). To help more hackers build cool projects like these, …

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Project Highlight: SaveURPlanet Uses APIs to Calculate Carbon Footprint

Climate change is a serious issue on a lot of people’s minds these days. But we can’t all pull a Leonardo DiCaprio and make a record-breaking documentary on the subject. How does an everyday person make a difference? Enter SaveUrPlanet.  This app, built in just 24 hours at MLHPrime’s Southwest Regional hackathon, measures a user’s carbon footprint in …

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Project Highlight: Contextual Billboards With APIs

Billboards, or out of home (OOH) advertising, generate more than $7.3 billion in ad revenue a year.  What if developers could use APIs to make them a lot more relevant? Today, we’re highlighting Karunanidhi Devanidhi and Ganeshbabu Thavasimuthu for their HackTX project around contextual billboards. To better visualize their project, imagine this scenario: You’re walking by a billboard in …

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Project Highlights: DubHacks Fall 2016

We just wrapped up a great hackathon at University of Washington! Thank you to the amazing DubHacks organizers for putting on a truly memorable event.  Our founders, Iddo and Mickey, definitely enjoyed themselves 😝

Overall, we were blown away by some of the projects we saw built in just 24 hours. The theme of the event was “accessibility.” Here’s how some teams brought that mission to life with the power of APIs.
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