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 Ents24 API gives developers access to the UK’s most comprehensive live entertainment database. The API is REST based with CORS enabled. Ents24 allows users to browse and buy tickets for music...||Events||01.20.2016|
||Recap Guide API helps track TV shows and episodes. Its recaps of episodes are channeled on 50x frames. The API's provider channels recaps of TV show episodes in a flexible format that uses thumbnails...||TV||01.04.2016|
London Theatre Direct
||The London Theatre Direct API allows developers to access its booking system, which includes availability information, pricing information, and full booking for major venues in places such as London...||Entertainment||12.16.2015|
||Priava offers venue...||Events||11.18.2015|
||The Picatic API gives users tools to sell tickets online, directly from your app or website. The Picatic API also provides the ability to quickly create new events, list events on your own website,...||Events||11.03.2015|