SingTel Accelerator Challenge
Launched on 25 August 2014, the SingTel Accelerator Challenge was an open invitation to startups and developers,
who are building the next big app to partner with SingTel to take their apps to market in 2015
After registrations opened on 25 August, teams and start-ups that were interested in the challenge were invited to attend Hack Day on 6 September 2014.
Hack Day attracted 117 participants. Among them were 20 teams.
The day started off with an API workshop where experts from SingTel showcased SingTel’s API platform – the Identity, Communication and Payments APIs that participants could integrate into their applications or services. After the workshop, participants could choose to further consult with API mentors to learn more about them. This was followed by a Samsung SDK workshop in the afternoon.
19 teams had the opportunity to do a two-minute demo / elevator pitch session after which Teams EasyCityNet, Big Spoon and SportOn won the first ($1,000), second ($250) and third ($250) prizes respectively.
The shortlisted 20 teams were then invited to Clinic Day, where they had the opportunity to pitch their apps for the chance to move on to the final round of the challenge.
In the final phase of the challenge, the 10 finalist teams pitched their apps,
on Pitch Day, 20 October, out of which three winners were selected.
Check out the winners, and finalists’ presentations in the Teams Tab
For the first time ever, SingTel made available a wide array of APIs that enable developers to embed functionality and usefulness into their own app.
The following APIs were made available:
Communication: Send SMS, MMS, emails to users and query for their network location.
Payments: Securely process payments quickly and easily with our Payment API.
Identity: Connect your users with the system to use our Payment and Communications API.
Check out the finalists from the challenge.
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