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.
||The Knurld Verification API allows developers to verify a consumer's utterance of a word or phrase with that of a previously enrolled voiceprint. Knurld provides speech biometrics services, which can...||Voice||01.20.2016|
||The Craft.ai API is an HTTP REST API that provides developers tools for using Craft.ai. Craft ai is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) engine created for developers, and is powered by a visual editor...||Tools||01.12.2016|
||The Fieldbook API provides developers access to tools that can assist with reading and writing records, and viewing and editing databases. It allows users to store content or configuration for apps...||Database||01.12.2016|
||The Reqres API is a hosted REST API that provides tools for responding to AJAX requests. Users can test front end applications against a real API. It conforms to REST principles and simulates real...||Tools||01.09.2016|
Mac Address Lookup
||The Mac Address Lookup API provides tools for users to find vendors details based on Mac addresses. The API allows for searching using a Mac Address to get vendors information. The Mac Address Lookup...||Tools||01.06.2016|