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.
||123ContactForm is a cloud-based form builder that allows users to build and administrate web and mobile contact forms, online registrations, surveys, e-commerce forms and any other custom form. The...||Tools||03.17.2013|
||2600hz is a telephony, voice, and video communications platform. 2600hz provides a variety of communications features for organizations and companies to use for voice and video communication. The...||Telephony||09.10.2013|
||30Loops is an infrastructure development platform for web services. Its features support a simplification of web app deployment. It does this by providing tools for building from backend software,...||Backend||09.14.2012|
||3DTransform is a free service that converts 3D model files to .STL format for 3D printing. Users can upload files with a wide variety of extension types that are up to 6 megabytes in size for...||Tools||04.23.2014|
||The 3NGNetworks API allows developers to intergate their existng applications with the 3NG VoIP Platform. 3NG is a provider of private label VoIP solutions. The API exposes the entire VoIP platform...||Telephony||01.13.2011|