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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.
||NameShouts API provides name pronunciation abilities into applications. Using the API, you can get crystal clear pronunciations to a large database of names pronounced by Native Speakers. NameShouts...||Audio||04.25.2016|
||The Classeur API allows developers to access their written content and resources. Classeur is a services for writing notes, documents, and blogs using Markdown. Users can create an unlimited number...||Writing||04.09.2016|
||Kanbanize is a visual management system for business oriented applications which can be used for team collaboration, and project management. This system features process mapping, email integration,...||Project Management||04.06.2016|
||Zara 4 is an image compression platform based in the United Kingdom. This platform can be used to optimize an existing website or for SEO purposes. Zara 4 offers a REST API which uses OAuth and...||Images||04.06.2016|
Family Watchdog Sex Offender
||Family Watchdog API allows to integrate names and locations search of sex offenders via JSON and XML formats. Family Watchdog covers all 50 states in the United States and includes Guam, Puerto Rico...||Identity||04.01.2016|