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.
||Tradable Bits Media offers social media marketing services for sports, tourism, entertainment, hospitality, retail, and other agencies. The Tradable Bits API allows developers to implement marketing...||Marketing||11.18.2015|
Buzzlogix Text Analysis
||The Buzzlogix Text Analysis API allows developers to integrate its services into their applications, enabling their users to understand their customers and predict consumer's behavior. This...||Natural Language Processing||11.10.2015|
||The OpenLucius API offers a communication platform as an implementation for business applications. It features document collaboration, to-do lists, calendars, and status updates. This RESTful API...||Social||11.09.2015|
||The SetPay API provides developers a quick and safe way to add payment options to the flow of an application. SetPay offers a new and convenient way to accept credit card payments at any time and...||Payments||11.06.2015|
Ditto Social Stream
||The Ditto Social Stream API provides metadata about public photos that Ditto continuously mines from Twitter and Tumblr. Users choose a basket of brands and the API returns metadata about the photos...||Recognition||11.02.2015|