|[June 30, 2014]
Variable Launches HACKANODE 2014 Mobile App Global Challenge
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., developer of the NODE+ modular wireless sensor platform, today
announced the launch of the HACKANODE
2014 Mobile App Global Challenge. Hosted by Challengepost.com, the
online contest invites developers to build and submit new apps that
creatively incorporate the NODE+ wireless sensor's functionality in one
of two ways: building a new app from scratch, or integrating NODE+'s
capabilities into a pre-existing app.
NODE+, which CNNMoney called "The Coolest Gizmo We Found At CES (News - Alert)" in
2013, features a wide variety of interchangeable sensor modules that
allow users to do everything from capturing specific color information
from any surface to reading environmental information such as
temperature and barometric pressure.
Submissions to the Challenge will be evaluated by a panel of expert
judges based on merits such as visual presentation, clearly defined
value to end users, and intuitive user interface and experince. Cash
prizes totaling $16,500 are available in the following categories:
1. Best Smart Glasses Integration Prize ($2,500)
2. Barcode Scanner Award ($2,500)
3. Supply Chain Management Award ($2,500)
4. Color Referencing Award ($2,500)
5. Academic Research ($1,500)
6. College Student Developer ($1,500)
7. High School Developer ($1,000)
8. Better World Award ($500)
9. Visionary Award ($500)
10. Best Female App Developer ($500)
11. 48-Hour Integration Award ($500)
12. People's Choice Award ($500)
"The NODE platform and its wide array of interchangeable sensors affords
an unprecedented level of flexibility for developers, and provides a
virtually limitless amount of creative options for them as they
integrate the device into new apps," said George Yu, Ph.D., chief
executive officer and founder, Variable, Inc. "The HACKANODE 2014
Challenge encourages developers to open their minds and apply their
unique styles of creativity. We're eager to see how that creativity
evolves into actual applications, and we're happy to reward the best for
Among the 10 judges for HACKANODE 2014 are Steve Wozniak,
co-founder, Apple (News - Alert) Computer Inc. and chief scientist, Fusion-io; Nick
Arnett, Under 20 community development manager, Thiel Foundation; Amar
Kona, Android evangelist, Intel (News - Alert); and Tom Suder, president,
"We encourage developers to learn more about how NODE+ is being used,
and to read through ideas we have had on how it could be used, on the
ChallengePost website," added Yu.
Complete rules, eligibility requirements, participant guidelines and
resources for HACKANODE 2014 can be found at http://hackanode.challengepost.com/.
The HACKANODE 2014 Mobile App Global Challenge is open for submissions
through September 24, 2014.
About Variable, Inc.
Variable, Inc. is the developer of the NODE+ wireless sensor platform
for smart devices. NODE+ and its suite of interchangeable sensor modules
are used by companies worldwide to enable adoption of an Internet of
Things strategy. For more information, please visit www.variableinc.com.
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