I frantically attempted to live-tweet (@klukoff) each one of the 46 presentations (60 seconds each) at the TechCrunch Hackathon in Beijing today. I’ve included a run-down of the winners–sliced and diced several ways–and my rapid-fire tweet rundown of all the hacks. CONGRATS to the winners and all who participated!
TechCrunch Disrupt, the conference, kicks off tomorrow at 9:10am with an interview of Tencent CEO Pony Ma. It’s apparently Pony Ma’s first-ever non-scripted interview with Western press.
OFFICIAL WINNERS (grand champion + judge’s choices)
TechCrunch had 6 all-star judges select their winners:
- [Grand Champion] WeDiary – A Chinese copy of MemoLane.com; a timeline of your social feeds aggregated in one place! (Sina Weibo API)
- Pomo – tracks your working time, visual representation of useful vs. slacker time.
- Firecrackers – A traditional Chinese game goes online: click to explode the fireworks! Unity360 engine
- TouchMusic – A mobile app where you move your fingers over the app and music comes out. Different fingers, different sounds.
- ShareWarechanges your social sharing buttons based on user IP address – show SNS sites relevant to your audience! [China-US sharing buttons are drastically different!] Note: This was an idea that I told the team I desperately want for TechRice–arranging it now
- Hackmaster: A Story of Love – A Codeacademy.com for China, plus the hacker gets the girl
My TOP 3:
- Hackmaster: A Story of Love - A Codeacademy.com for China, plus the hacker gets the girl
- Powerpoint re-built in HTML 5 – embed it into anything; it’s cross-platform. Prepare to be rocked by HTML5!
- Knock! Knock! Find cute girls on Sina Weibo based on compatibility and probability of her being single! (Sina Weibo API)
- WeDiary (#12) Note: If I didn’t know of MemoLane.com, whose idea + beautiful UI WeDiary seems to copy closely, I would’ve rated WeDiary higher. Did judges know?
- So.map (#15)
- Liwushou (#4)
- CityFight (#23)
- Herestory (#45)
- ShareWare (#37)
- [myGengo Award] YingYingYuYu (#32) - An English language-learning game in Node.js
- [6Waves - 3 Awards] 1) Block13 (#20) || 2) YingYingYuYu (#32) || 3) Oak3d Engine
- [Tianji - 3 Awards] 1) IWANTYOU (#6) || 2) Tianji Connector (#36) || 3) The subway is boring! This Android App makes it a game (#17)
ALL 46 HACKS
Disclaimer: some of the team numbers listed (#xx) are off as the presentations, and my fingers, jumped around a bit. Note: Tianji.com is a business social network in China, one of several that aims to become ‘the LinkedIn of China’
#1 Tianji (biz SNS) plug-in – presenter was cut-off, looks sad. Strict 60-second format is a harsh adjustment for many presenters in China.
#2 Acheev.it A way to reach your goals in life; compete with friends, keep track, keep achieving
#3 TouchMusic - A mobile app where you move your fingers over the app and music comes out. Different fingers, different sounds.
#4 Social gift app on Sina Weibo, 礼物说 ‘Liwushuo’ or Gift Say – send your friends virtual pets. Play, breed, care, and share.
#6 I/WANT#YOU! Aggregates data points so you can find developer talent without the pain and hassle (Tianji API)
#7 Android app for your Tianji feed (Tianji API)
#8 A microblog for your Tianji account – share your info to your biz SNS (Tianji API)
#10 Connects to Renren to create a pixelated view of your friends? (Renren API)
#11 Powerpoint re-built in HTML 5 – embed it into anything; it’s cross-platform. Prepare to be rocked by HTML5
#12 高升 – Follow your Tianji connections in a microblog format! (Tianji API)
#13 WeDiary – A Chinese copy of MemoLane; a timeline of your social feeds! (Sina Weibo API)
#14 A browser plugin so that when you browse a site, click on a picture and share directly to Sina Weibo (Sina Weibo API)
#15 So.map: It’s 8pm in BJ, you’re bored. I want to know what’s happening in my area, my time. Web + Android app! (Douban API)
#17 Beijing is huge, and the subway is dead boring! This Android App turns it into a game. Check-in by station, win points.
#18 Disrupt Chatter: imelody.fm/disrupt Connects your to chat with to a random stranger in the audience of Disrupt!
#19 A webcam app that sends a screenshot of your PK with a buddy to your microblog (Sina Weibo API)
#22 MyWish – beautiful local girl submits a wish, local guy sees it on Android app and fulfills the dream
#23 CityFight – Battle it out between Beijing and Shanghai, as each city amasses points among your friends. Share to Weibo.
#24 Pomo – A productivity app – dont get distracted, this Android app knows when you’re working and when you’re slacking.
#25 小消兵 Helps teams find their Android device. Allows you to remotely lock or unlock your phone, and locate it too!
#27 Knock! Knock! Find cute girls on Sina Weibo based on compatibility and probability of her being single! (Sina Weibo API)
#28 iTrust: Find a trusted pro: find trusted service providers (personal trainer, driver) via friends!
#29 Tianji Hangouts – A 3d chat room for your biz network – your see your interview candidates in the same room
#31 Oak3d Engine Transforms a film and its info into a nifty 3d interface, a cube that shows trailer + text on diff. sides
#32 英英语语 (YingYingYuYu) – A social English-language learning game, scores your grammar based on multiple choice questions
#34 Firecrackers – A traditional Chinese game goes online: click to explode the fireworks! Unity360 engine
#35 61 minutes – An event-based SNS, so that you don’t miss meeting those that you should!
#36 Tianji Connecter – Integrate biz SNS into everyday browsing exp: Highlight a name + it pulls a popup from Tianji!
#37 ShareWare automatically changes your social sharing buttons based on user IP address – show SNS relevant to your audience! Note: This was an idea that I told the team I desperately want for TechRice–arranging it now
#38 Too many destinations!! Memorizes your favorite destinations and integrates with Google maps. Easily find your way.
#39 DesignPag – Annotate an image in your browser! Send to your colleagues with ease
#40 Lepay 乐Pay – Reduce acquisition costs for game developers – Friends create a pool of credits and play more.
#41 Jisumi.com – A better, faster way to browse: a website that assembles other sites in an easy, uncluttered format.
#42 A eventually better dictionary -Language learners need practical ex. to use words: provides EXAMPLES crowdsourced from movies
#43 Douban Qun You – Collects birthday congratulations to a friend on Douban and then sends them altogether (Douban API)
#44 Herestory – The world’s first real-time photo frame. Live photos continuously steam from friends around the world!
#45 iPhone App shows your Tianji friends nearby! LBS + mobile + biz SNS. (Tianji API)
#46 EventWalk – A stream of events of events of interest to you. Appears on Twalky, and Sina Weibo. (Sina Weibo API + Twalky)
Whew, that’s all for today. See you tomorrow!
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