CEBIT 2014 Hackathon: Many winners and Flappy Bird 3D for smart glasses

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We run the shortest hackathon I ever organised and attended. Although we limited boarding and development time to 6 hours only – all developer teams accepted this time-boxed challenge. They jump started their development stack and everbody built a functional app for each hardware. KUDOS TO YOU ALL !

It was very hard to judge but the biggest hackathon hack for me is the working Flappy Bird clone. You can now play 3D Flappy Bird as augmented reality smart glass app. The Android App runs on the EPSON moverio BT-200 and uses metaio and the orginal Flappy Bird game look and feel but is enhanced and does not only but 2d but 3D !

But take a short look yourself at the Flappy Bird 3D/AR video….

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More Smart Glasses – EPSON Moverio BT-200


Apart from the Google Glasses which are still not sold yet – there are more smart Glasses at the market. At the hackathon we had the chance to work with the new EPSON moverio BT-200.

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join the Hackathon – develop your idea – win hardware


The third day of the developer ground is dedicated to developing with hardware. Below is a short preview what prices and devices are available tomorrow. Perhaps you want to preload the SDK already. Watch for updates of this post for

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Why is adidas doing wearable and smart devices ?


Today I had the opportunity to get some insights and behind the scene looks from the adidas miCoach team. Burkhard Dümler and Georg Held explained the idea, challenges and learning from the miCoach mobile app.

I asked them why adidas is engaging in wearable and smart devices.

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Ready for Take-off


One day before the Developer Playground@space:d starts, we know one thing we have not been fully sure about yet: developers know where Hannover is and they are ready to get together on the CeBIT fairground!

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Hackathon well stuffed – 12 devices to go for


It took some time, but eventually the device list for the Developer Playground hackathon on Fri 14. is complete – or at least almost complete. Twelve devices – as far as we know today – will be presented to the developers as hacking objects.

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Smartwatches: real innovation still to come


Smartwatches are only in the first stage of their evolution, some features are still disappointing, experts say. Nevertheless, developers are challenged to push for the real innovation in this field. On the Developer Playground, they can do so together.

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Innovation speed: how developers can write apps for cars

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A new system allows developers to write apps that enhance the functionality of cars and enable innovative mobility services. All it takes is an ODB plug which almost every car built in the past 15 years has on board. The makers of the mad system are proposing to present it during a barcamp session.

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Smart Glasses: insights of a guru and hands-on instructions


Smart Glasses technology is among the main topics on the Developer Playground. Mostafa Akbari from RWTH (Technical University) Aachen will share his experience and insight in this field. Also on the Developer Playground: hands-on instructions for developers working on smart glasses.

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How to become an active part of the Developer Playground

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… by making a proposal for a barcamp presentation: Proposals are submitted as comments, either on the barcamp page of our Developer Playground blog or on the barcamp pages on Google+ – in this case separately for day 1 and day

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