Embarcadero Team in Top 7 of Amsterdam Museum Night Hackathon 2015


Great news!  Our Embarcadero Team qualified to Top 7 of Amsterdam Museum Night Hackathon.
Embarcadero Team members were:

Paweł Głowacki, Team Leader, Main Developer and Architect, Embarcadero Senior Consultant and EMEA Technical Lead for Developer Tools

Sarina DuPont, GUI designer, Embarcadero Senior Product Manager

Stephen Ball, Database designer, Embarcadero Sales Consultant RAD and Associate Product Manager (InterBase)

Our application was called “Amsterdam City Miles”. 

Here is the official 1 minute video that was part of our team hackathon submission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mMSZA2kFQI
“Amsterdam City Miles” is an innovative mobile app for creating balance in the city of Amsterdam by using gamification techniques for smart crowd management.
 The app user is presented with a list of museums, restaurants, bars, shops, events and other touristic points of interests in the city with the current distance to a selected destination and the number of virtual coins (“Amster Guldens”) that can be earned by going there within a certain timeframe.

In order to receive virtual credits, the user needs to tap on the “I’M GOING!” option next to a selected point of interest. After getting to the selected POI, the mobile app automatically adds virtual coins to user wallet using beacon proximity events or GPS location if a location is outdoors.
Users can use their virtual coins on coupons and promotional offers at selected locations within Amsterdam. The app is also using a system of badges that are awarded to app users after collecting a certain amount of credits.
Users can also receive mobile push notifications with special offers for visiting certain points of interests and share their achievements through social media.

The hackathon started two weeks ago with a kick off in Van Gogh museum. The theme was “City in Balance” so we have decided to do something around smart city crowd management.

This time Embarcadero ended up at equal 4-7 places out of 20 teams and 130 developers, designers and visionaries! Next time we are going to win!

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