April 28, 2015
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A new hackathon competition with major money prizes totaling $40,000 and the chance to play with some cool new health devices is being held in San Francisco this weekend. ProgrammableWeb readers and local developers with an interest in health data are encouraged to participate in the Novartis Mobile Health Challenge, being held in the SPUR Building, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco from Friday, 25 October to Sunday, 27 October.
As we reported in January, the Nike Accelerator program was launched to encourage tech companies to develop apps for the Nike+ platform and Nike FuelBand. Techdigest's Gerald Lynch reports that of the hundreds who were looking to get in, just 10 companies made it to the finish line. Each of the companies will get $20,000 plus a three-month stay in Portland, Oregon, near Nike's headquarters, to work alongside Nike tech staff.
BikeSpike created a handy piece of hardware that easily affixes to any bicycle frame. The device contains a GPS device that can certainly track your mileage or help plan a route; but let's face it, your smartphone can do that much while sitting in your pocket (or underneath your biking tights). BikeSpike's mission goes beyond a simple GPS. BikeSpike offers automatic crash and tamper protection. BikeSpike aims to help users when they are unable to actually ride the bike. To spark further innovation around its hardware, BikeSpike provides an open API targeted at the developer community.