What a weekend!
We had 250 people attend. 30 teams were formed and worked all weekend. 5 winners were named. Friends were made. Fun was had. But most of all, we had the best and the brightest from Singapore (and beyond) put their heads together in an attempt to make Singapore a better place to call home.
The Gran Date
Grandate [used InSing data]
A mobile app which acts as a one-stop portal for you to find all information needed to plan a date out with your granny. The app uses crowd-sourced data to identify the best venues and activities catering to the older generation. It also allows for redemptions and encourages social media interaction. The team hopes that this app will help promote active ageing through intergenerational bonding and motivate the younger generation to provide for Singapore’s ageing population.
ClimateRight [used OneMap and United World College energy data]
A mobile app which uses the crowd to detect comfort levels in buildings. As energy systems in buildings get smarter, real-time feedback on comfort can be used to adjust them on the fly, saving huge amounts of energy, money and discomfort. The app also fosters community interaction in office buildings.
Postcode Postcard [used OneMap, SingTel mobile data, InSing]
This concept is based on the idea of visualising data around us through a beautiful and simple interface. This initiative helps make data tangible to those who are not online. These postcards provide visual aids that help you make sense of energy consumption, congestion, weather, traffic and any other data that is available. A working prototype is available on the website, http://postcode.dreamsyntax.org/
SurePark [used Metro Parking car park data]
A mobile app which allows you to reserve parking lots in major buildings (the same way you would book seats in a cinema) and have a lot number allocated to you upon arrival. Existing infrastructure in the sensors in major parking lots offer live data feeds on the availability of parking lots, while predictive modeling of utility and exit rates allows you to book the next available slot. The technology also allows for the app to predict pending rush-hour traffic in specific lots within a 24-hour period. This will help alleviate much of the current inconveniences with traffic, and drive revenue streams for parking companies at the same time.
Liveliness [used SingTel mobile data]
An app that helps individuals identify their desired ambience through the use of smart phones (using telco data to track density of people) by feeding this information to a crowd-sourced map in real-time. The app redefines the location app and allows you to pick a location according to your preference of ambience – lively, quiet etc…