We had an amazing group of hackers join for our first Yahoo Hack Israel. 120 developers traveled in from all over Israel and lit up the historic Hatachana Compound, our beautiful backdrop for the event. Israel’s vibrant start-up community represented itself proudly, with many developers, CTOs, and CEOs participating in the event. Many hackers stayed up through the night and, after working feverishly for 24 hours, produced some amazing hacks!
Here are the winning hacks from Yahoo Hack Israel:
Best Overall – #7 – Bully Alert
Protect your child from cyber bullying. “Half of teens have been the victims of cyber bullying. Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.” The site enables you to check if your child (or user) is a subject of cyber bulling. You can get a real time report or get mobile alerts.
Best Technical – #10 – Deep Surfing
3 dimensional web surfing. Utilizing Touch design and python, Kinect, Orientation sensors, a PHP application server utilizing BOSS and url2png.
Most Creative – #2 – La Di Doodley
An Android app’ allowing the user to record a musical scale in his/her voice; the scale is later used as an instrument on which familiar ringtones and message alerts are played, recorded and used.
Best Potential Product – #8 – HideOff, Hide and seek
HideOff is a Chrome extension that helps users decrease the clutter of the web and see what elements are the most relevant to them. The extension brings hyperlinks into the future by whiting out images which link to webpages that the user has already visited.
Hackers’ Choice – #11 – Doodle Blaze
DoodleBlaze allows you to express your creative muscle quickly. Creating short animations and sharing them with your friends has never been easier.
We’d like to congratulate everyone who participated in Yahoo Hack Israel! And we’d like to extend our thanks again to all of our judges, organizers, and especially the hackers who participated.
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