This past weekend Macadamian held its second annual MacHack competition. MacHack is a competition designed to challenge Macadamian employees to produce a quality application in just 24 hours. It’s open to everyone who wants to participate including full time or part time staff, coop students and contractors from all four of Macadamian’s global offices.
After 24 hours of nonstop coding and designing some amazing applications were created.
|App name||Award||Description of Application|
|Transit Feed Plotter||Winner of Most Innovative Concept||Renders the movement of all of a cities buses on a map showing traffic data allowing transit planners to easily see potential service problems without needing to wait for end user feedback|
|Dance the World||Winner of Best Design||Uses MillionSongsDataset to plot songs by their location on the Google Earth globe. Clusters the data and uses markers of different size. Allows filtering by year.|
|Eco Bohdi||Honorable Mention||With Eco Bodhi you can become enlightened to the increasing effect global warming is having on our planet.|
|Urban Development||Winner of Best Use of Technology|
|Rockn’Roll||Winner of Best Use of Knowledge|
|App name||Description of Application|
|Moody Music||Moody Music is a Web application using the EchoNest API to give users an overview of 6 different music genres over the last 3 years in relation to an artist’s music popularity and the music’s mood.|
|BookLab||Makes searching for books fun.|
|Web of Movies||This application suggests random movies to watch based on the tags user adds (genre, age, etc.)|