College hackathons have proliferated on the northeast over the past two years, from HackNY to Startup Weekend Princeton, to PennApps, which the Dining Philosophers hold at the University of Pennsylvania on a weekend early in each semester. This year theme was simplicity; taking a complicated app and making it easier. Of the 42 demos presented Sunday afternoon (livestream archive here), here are some of the coolest hacks that took full advantage of available APIs.
Layer Client Websocket
||The Layer Client Websocket API provides developers with tools for real time events to be received, allowing clients to receive Messages, metadata and read receipts in real time. This API also...||Messaging||11.14.2015|
Layer Client Rest
||The Layer Client Rest API provides developers with a set of endpoints for querying and performing operations. This includes conversations, messages, read and delivery receipts, rich content, and...||Messaging||11.14.2015|
||The Bit6 Authentication API adds a communications oriented platform to existing applications. The Authentication API provides several authorization methods including password, OAuth2, and phone...||Backend||11.04.2015|
||The Bit6 App API adds a communications oriented platform to existing applications. The App API is used for client and server communications (SDKs). This REST API responds in JSON format, and uses...||Backend||11.04.2015|
||The Bit6 Backend API adds a communications oriented platform to existing applications. The Backend API is used to implement a developer's application server with Bit6. This REST API responds in JSON...||Backend||11.04.2015|