This hack was created at [MoDevEast in Washington DC](http://blog.mashery.com/content/awesome-dc-hackathon-usa-today-hq-modeveast). It was designed to be a proof of concept of how you can use the fact that Siri can send emails along with [SendGrid's Parse API](http://docs.sendgrid.com/documentation/api/parse-api-2/) to create your own custom Siri API.
When you are done with this tutorial, you will be able to ask Siri to motivate you and Siri will oblidge by calling you via Twilio to tell you "You are Awesome." :)
I hope that you take this concept to the next level and dream up interesting things for Siri to do. At the [SendGrid Mobile Hackday](http://sendgridmh.eventbrite.com/) a few developers asked Siri to check them into Foursquare, post to Twitter and remotely launch apps on their Macs.
Google recently announced that it will soon release a developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat. The refreshed platform from Google carries over some of the fancy features from the recently-announced Pixel phones to Nexus handsets and other devices. As always, new APIs abound and require app updates.
Hackathons always produce new apps, but how about one that also encourages updating what you already have? That's the case with The Muther of all hackathons, in which new and enhanced apps are both eligible for some great prizes. The Wireless Industry Partnership has scheduled more than 24 hours during which it hopes developers produce 100 new or enhanced apps. Lofty, yes, but we all know what a group of passionate developers can make with the right motivation. And you can go to Silicon Valley June 24 and 25 to make it happen. Read on and we may even cover your ticket to the event.
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