This blog post is part 2 of our hackathon idea. It covers the technical setup we used to get the prototype up and running during the two-day hackathon at AE. You can read about the concept idea in part 1.
On the 4th and 5th of June, AE organized a hackathon for all interested employees. We were invited to gather a team and work out our own idea based on the theme "Think customer, explore the future". Our team: 4 developers and 1 analyst. This blog post describes our idea and how we implemented this in under 36 hours.
With the introduction of the HTC Dream in 2008 as the first android-based smartphone, mobile app developers were confronted with a tough choice. iOS or Android. Today there is even more variety in platform specific development platforms. From iOS and the different Google dev kits to Windows Phone Tools and everything in between. This fragmentation puts both business and developers in a difficult spot.
A few weeks ago I participated in a hackathon organised by AE. We began friday morning and by saturday night we had to present our idea and demo our product. Our team consisted of four awesome technical wizards: @thomaux, @glenndejaeger, @piether and Alex Wauters. As you might guess, I was the analyst.