Last Saturday at TokBox HQ in San Francisco, 40 awesome and friendly hackers (and 1 mascot) came together to create 13 video apps built with a variety of video APIs. Six out of 13 projects incorporated OpenTok, including:
You Got Served: Two videos went head-to-head to compete for votes to see which one is the crowd pleaser. One of the hackers presenting deftly showed off his dance skillz vs a football game; dance was the winner there.
8sec.tv: App that integrated OpenTok video archiving and RottenTomatoes to let users record video reviews.
xFit: A fitness app that integrated gamification with workout videos.
Ragatzi: Video communication app that enables video sharing, book reading, game playing etc between family members who are in distant locations.
eViewable: View movie trailers and record video reviews.
Say My Name: Tired of your name being mispronounced? Say My Name solves the problem by letting users record the correct pronunciation of their names to avoid embarrassing social/business situations. (For those who were wondering, my last name is pronounced “castle” 🙂 ).
The OpenTok spot prize (Two Bose Quietcomfort 15 headphones) went to Ragatzi for their innovative use of the API.
The proud OpenTok spot prize winners:
The grand prize ($750 Apple Gift card) went to YouBomber, an app that enables the recording of drawing events and audio annotation over YouTube videos. Check out the demo presentation:
And the big prize handover:
Here are more event photos, courtesy of Neil Mansilla from Mashery.
Thanks again to everyone who came together to make the event a success!