Kings of Code hackathon – Mobypicture Challenge

In: Announcements by: mathys

15 Sep 2011

Mobypicture is one of the partners for Kings of Code and will be will be presenting their popular API during the Hackathon this Saturday. The Kings of Code hackathon is a 26 hour contest for developers to build an app, a service or something else that utilizes the API of one of their partners.

The Mobypicture API helps developers to make their apps social. Because Mobypicture is able to share photos, video and audio to over more than 60 different services and destinations, developers -who want to help their users share their adventures and content across the web- only need to implement the Mobypicture API, instead of adding and servicing all the individual services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare, Tumblr, Google Plus).

Over 1200 different apps/services have implemented Moby’s API, mostly focussing on sharing photos, videos, screenshots etc. We’re really proud of our developers and keep introducing new calls and options to extend and improve the already numerous possibilities.

The challenge
Developers use Mobypicture for sharing content simply because it really is the easiest way to make apps social. But the Mobypicture API could be used for creative stuff like fun games as well.

Using the friend feed it would be really easy to make a simple fun app like:

  1. Memory. Find matching images.
  2. Slide/puzzle game. Take a random/trending pic
  3. Match pictures to avatars :) last 50 pics, how well do you know your friends.
  4. Exploring the geo content around you. Find and interact with users/friends who took pictures at the same spot in the past. Could be great for travel/dinner trips.
  5. Rich iPad viewing app.

Interesting calls you guys should explore
getFriends
http://developers.mobypicture.com/documentation/1-0/getfriends/
Get the friends of a user.

searchPosts
http://developers.mobypicture.com/documentation/1-0/searchposts/
Search for posts on Mobypicture. Supports searching by geolocation.

getUserMedia
http://developers.mobypicture.com/documentation/1-0/getusermedia/
Get the media posted by a user.

Prize!
Besides the prizes and an opportunity to present the app on stage at Kings of Code, Mobypicture also awards the best, most creative, or funniest app (built upon our API) with a full-fledged MobyNow platform, plus 1 year of hosting. Employing a MobyNow platform will drive traffic back to the app website and will increase conversion. (so this will make you money!!!)

Not attending the conference/hackathon?
Of course you can still build a cool app using our API. Just sign up for a free API key at: http://www.mobypicture.com/apps/my

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