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 AddTransit API enables easy integration between the AddTransit GTFS, GTFS-Realtime and Ticketing functionality and other systems. The AddTransit API is currently in beta. Contact the provider for...||Transportation||04.26.2016|
||Simapi (Simple Movies API) is a system that allows developers to integrate movie information retrieval with applications. Information such as movie title, movie year, actors and IMDb movie ID can be...||Movies||04.17.2016|
||The Orange Radio API provides worldwide free access to thousands of digital radio stations and podcasts. A catalog of over 20,000 radio stations and 5000 podcast programs is sorted by continent and...||Media||04.13.2016|
Box Office Buz
||Box Office Buz is an entertainment website that specializes in providing movie and gaming news and information about comics, and gadgets. The company behind Box Office Buz is the Canada based, Geek...||Movies||04.07.2016|
||Insider is an India based event and shows platform. It is designed as a distribution system that connects events and partners; event organizers need only to update the event's details on Insider.in,...||Indian||03.17.2016|