HackREGINA Winners!

HackREGINA wrapped up this past Saturday, and for our first event we had 35 developers creating 14 applications.  Not bad for our first time out!  Here’s our winners:

1st Place – MoveTo.Me – This web application helps people looking for a place to move by showing all the nearby schools, shopping, nightlife, and restaurants around a specific address, partnered with some Google API calls to get the street view and map.  Created by team SaskGamers.com, it used the City of Regina Open Data API, and Yellow Pages API.

2nd Place & Best Mobile App – Fixstarter.com – See a pothole that needs fixing or a burnt out street lamp?  Take a picture and upload it to FixStarter.com – a crowdsourcing app that identifies things around your city that need fixing.  Team HutchKillers used City of Regina Open Data API and Yellow Pages API to create this web application.


3rd Place – Saturday Night – A great iPhone application that works in three stages: a countdown to Saturday Night, a photo application to let you anonymously document Saturday Night, and a way to browse and vote on the previous night’s pictures.  Pictures uploaded on Saturday Night are instantly pushed to everyone’s applications so you can see what’s going on.  Team Appropriate Temporary Flanel used the XQ API for image storage, and the PixMatch API to ensure the uniqueness of the photos.


Best Social App – Find Your Doppleganger – Using an Android phone, upload your picture to a database to find someone who looks just like you.  If a match is found, Find Your Doppleganger will find a midpoint between your two locations and suggest a restaurant that you could meet up at!  Find Your Doppleganger was created by Team MashUp and used the PixSimilar and Yellow Pages APIs

Best Yellow Pages Integrations

  • Yet Another Siri Clone – uses voice to text to run Yellow API queries, created by Team JATPH
  • Android TransitLive App – Searches for businesses near bus stops, created by Team Lloyd

Congratulations to all our winners, and a big thank you to all our event sponsors that helped us have a successful first HackREGINA event.  And of course, a big thanks to all the developers who spent all day Saturday attending the event!

21 Mar 2012, 10:42am
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  • HackREGINA Location Sponsor

    Innovation Place - Innovation Place is home to approximately 40 clients in six buildings, employing more than 1,600 people.

  • HackREGINA Event Sponsors

    iQmetrix Software - At iQmetrix, we create great experiences for retailers, their employees, and the end consumer.

    GB Internet Solutions - We’re proud parents to GasBuddy.com and OpenStoreLoyalty.com, and while we don’t like to play favorites, the GasBuddy app has over 30 million downloads!

  • HackREGINA Community Sponsors

    YellowAPI - Our curated local search API is built off of the strength of the Yellow Pages database of over 1.5 million geo-localized business listings and associated rich content.

    Canadian Youth Business Foundation - Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged 18 to 39, with a solid business idea? Are you looking for the financial support and expert advice that will help you bring your great business idea to life? The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) can help.

  • HackREGINA API Sponsors

    eHealth Saskatchewan - eHealth Saskatchewan employees and consultants are committed to making a difference for Saskatchewan residents by supporting health care providers through making important clinical information available electronically.

    Cashtie - InComm’s new Cashtie API opens up access to retailers point of sale (POS) systems, allowing any approved developer to sell online goods to consumers at these high value retail locations—opening up the possibility for web and mobile applications to accept cash payments for virtual goods, services and utilities at top retailers.

    Twilio - Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software.

    Wit - Wit allows you to build a Siri-like speech interface for you app in 5 min! It's an API that turns speech or text into JSON.

    Windows Azure - Add a cloud backend to your apps in minutes, enabling your apps to reach every user on every platform. With support for popular languages and open REST APIs, you’ll be ready to integrate Windows Azure into your apps in minutes. Use any of Windows Azure’s APIs to complete your hacks. You’ll need to activate a FREE trial or your MSDN Windows Azure benefits prior to using Windows Azure.

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