Location Lab’s “Porchlight” winner of the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon

December 7, 2015 in News

Author: G. Duboué

Venue: AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, November 6 – 8, 2015, Center for Social Innovation, New-York City, US

Key players in the mobile app developer ecosystem came together during this hackathon’s weed-end:
  • AT&T as VoLTE service provider opening its network to developers,
  • Alcatel-Lucent as IP Communications infrastructure and telecom APIs supplier,
  • Apigee as front-end APIs exposure layer to developers,
  • Microsoft to host the apps and provide live operating environment to developers,
  • And obviously developers, grouped in 16 teams with a good balance of talent including mobile app developers, back-end developers, visual or UX designer and marketing/idea persons.

The developers were tasked with the goal of building new mobile apps from scratch over a 24-hour period using our APIs technology exposed through the AT&T foundry. The winner app, “Porchlight” by Location Labs, is a location based contextual communications application that leverages the Call Direction APIs to allow users to delegate calls to a device based on location, time on day, and caller identity.

Pictures of the week-end and more information on the winners and the hackathon is available here

Watch the video clip!