With winners announced and organizers now regrouping to analyze the next stages, the Novartis mHealth Challenge - held last weekend in San Francisco and giving away over $40,000 in prize money - has demonstrated that for developers looking to aggregate APIs together into a health-focused, consumer-facing end-product, there is still plenty of room to enter the growing market. ProgrammableWeb spoke to Cheryl Cheng, one of the organizers of the hackathon and winners from Sense.ly to see what other API developers can learn from the outcomes.
Micello is living my dream. This company is specializing in providing a navigation system for indoor environments. Indoor environments can be unpredictable and complex spaces. In other words they are the ideal scenario for maps. Micello has seen this opportunity and seized it by establishing a fast growing collection of indoor maps. The map collection is open for integration through both an embeddable HTML 5 element and RESTful calls to the Micello API.
||1Map aims to provide basic GIS services to users throughout South Africa. At this stage, users can employ an address search in which multiple layers, including street addresses and stand numbers, can...||Mapping||04.02.2013|
||2GIS is a Russian search engine for companies. Searches can be performed by geographic location, and then displayed on a map, along with detailed company information. The 2GIS API can be used to...||Search||09.29.2011|
3.0 Trippin' in
||Trippin'in offers hourly changing (!) restaurant recommendations, nightlife recommendations, outdoors and attraction recommendations via API. They disrupt the Travel and local market by offering...||Travel||06.22.2013|
||3DGeoStats provides a three dimensional visualization of the earth showing user-defined statistical data. The Data shown is connected to geo coordinates and represented as light beams. The 3DGeoStats...||Mapping||02.26.2013|
||The aboutPLACE RESTful API allows developers to integrate place-based data into interactive maps. The API is in Beta, with data available for Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; and Miami, Florida...||Mapping||10.16.2014|