Mojio to Host Hack Your Ride Apps for Cars Hackathon
Starting on June 16th, developers race to create the best connected car app
VANCOUVER – 9:00am ET, June 16, 2015 – Mojio, the leading open platform for connecting cars already on the road, today announced the Hack Your Ride Apps for Cars hackathon sponsored by AT&T and Invoke. Beginning on June 16, and lasting through September 3, Mojio and its partners invite coding visionaries to create the next big thing for connected cars using the Mojio developer center and integrating AT&T APIs to win an “app-celerator” package provided by Invoke.
By 2020, there will be nearly 250 million Internet connected cars in the U.S. alone. The Hack Your Ride Apps for Cars hackathon challenges developers to maximize the market opportunity of developing a connected car app now to establish a leadership position and start generating revenue.
“It’s a green field right now with only dozens as opposed to hundreds of apps having been created for the connected car,” said Jay Giraud, CEO, Mojio. “For developers interested in being the benchmark against which other apps are measured, there is an immense business opportunity today that will pay off exponentially as the connected car space grows.”
Developers can register as teams or as individuals and will need to submit a video that falls into one of four categories by the submission deadline of August 10, 2015. The app must be developed for the Android or iOS operating systems. Categories include:
- Eco Friendly Driving App:for apps that use data from the car and how people drive to help them become better drivers by lowering their carbon footprint.
- Safer Driving App: for apps that aim to reduce the social urgency to use a smartphone while driving.
- Connected Life App:for apps that connect the car to the Internet of Things.
- Wildcard App:for any idea that doesn’t fit into the above categories.
During the first round of competition, entries will be scored on originality, ease of use, and their ability to enhance the driving experience. The top two app demos from each category will be recognized as semi-finalists, with each semi-finalist having two weeks to refine and polish their applications in preparation for the final round. In the final round, the top 8 will present their app to the judging panel and the top scoring connected car app from each of the four categories will be named as category winner, with one select overall grand prize hackathon winner. The grand prize winner will receive an “app-celerator” package worth $5,000 USD, in addition to other prizes.
To learn more and register for the Hack Your Ride Apps for Cars Hackathon, visit: http://hack-your-ride.challengepost.com
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Founded in 2012, Mojio delivers unparalleled insights on what’s happening under the hood and behind the wheel. Apps powered by Mojio provide accurate, near real-time, contextual information to drivers and enterprises to keep them better informed on and off the road. Mojio’s open platform for connecting cars makes it easy for developers to create apps that solve problems for road warriors and businesses alike. With a plug-and-play device for the car and mobile apps for the smartphone, Mojio improves the driving experience by helping drivers to plan and record trips, share driving information with friends and family and better understand their car’s health. For the enterprise, Mojio is a fully scalable, customizable and cost-effective option for resource management that can host multiple web and smartphone based applications.
For more information, visit www.moj.io
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