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.
||Cogswell is a messaging platform used to connect applications, services, and devices. This platform supports product and customer event management, and offers an intuitive rules user interface, push...||Messaging||05.03.2016|
Chuck Norris Facts
||Chuck Norris Facts API allows access to a trove of tidbits about the widely acclaimed supernormal faculties of Chuck Norris. It deploys JSON format to process requests and return randomized responses...||Entertainment||05.03.2016|
||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|