Rambler, created by William Hockey, Zach Perret and Michael Kelly, is a web app that lets users view their credit and debit card transactions on a map. During the dev process, the team tapped the Foursquare API for locations and the Plaid API to access user spending data.
This is an interesting science project. The security implications however would cause me to steer clear of this app entirely. I don’t understand what benefit anyone would gain from using this app and this is the grand prize winner.
After 24 hours of hard work at the Disrupt NY Hackathon, Michael Kolodny, Jingen Lin and Ricardo Falletti demoed us HangoutLater, a nifty hack built on top of the Foursquare API. When you check in and a friend is close to you, it will ask you if you want to hang out later. Then, it will automatically find you a central location to meet.
If they’re that close to you why not just talk to them the old fashioned way? And my favorite:
A project at our Disrupt Hackathon called “Bar Power” is an app that will remind you to “not be a douchebag.” It’s somewhat of a game, walking you through nice things to do when you enter a bar. For example, the app will suggest that you say “hi” to the bartender and introduce yourself. If you do it and mark it down in the app, you get some karma points.
Perhaps they should consider a little less coding/hacking and a little more focus on requirements. My favorite comment about the above app:
BREAKING: Yahoo just acquired it for $300 million.