Here are the hacks Melbourne developers are creating at BattleHack 2015

With just two hours left in PayPal’s BattleHack Melbourne round, the sleep deprived developers are approaching the end. Teams are taking turns to go through presentation rehearsals for their...

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With just two hours left in PayPal’s BattleHack Melbourne round, the sleep deprived developers are approaching the end. Teams are taking turns to go through presentation rehearsals for their hacks and are receiving feedback to make sure they best explain their idea and how it was built in the 2 minute time frame.

As part of the entry submission process, each team is required to register their project, including team members and a brief overview of what the project aims to do. for those that build websites, it’s also an opportunity to link directly to their project. We’ve compiled the list and are giving you an inside scoop on the first hacks to come out of BattleHack 2015.

ARVIS

Team: Jack Wang, Li Fang, arun p

Using: PayPal, Localz

Overview: Connected home system providing with everything you need.

 

BEER IT FORWARD

Team: Antonio Bibiano

Using: Braintree, PayPal, Localz

Overview: Beer it Forward is an app/website that gives you access to free beers around the city.
When you register you get a couple of free beers to consume in some pubs.
Then you pay forward a beer from the menu of a Pub, and unlock two free beers in any other Pub in your area.

I’m able to do backend work in python/django need frontend developers and/or app developers.

 

BITCOIN BUSKERS

Team: Julian Smith

Overview: Empowering street performers with Bitcoin to live work and travel.

 

BLUECORNTACOS

Team: Alexander McLeod, Mellisa Hankins, Sam Lee, roslyn lau

Using: Braintree, PayPal, Localz, JustGiving

Overview: We’re working on an emergency services quick response app.

 

CHORITY

Website: http://chority.net

Team: Sam Burnett, Thanura Siribaddana

Using: Braintree, PayPal, JustGiving

Overview: Chority is a web app for the parents of Australia to help teach their children the value of giving, while encouraging them to do their daily chores.

 

CLEARWAY

Team: John Dooley

Using: PayPal, Bluecats

Overview: Its an app to manage your donations and a way for volunteers to check if someone has donated. Uses PayPal Rest API, PhoneGap for volunteer app, BlueCat Beacon for location

FEDERATION

Team: James Bjorkman, Joel Richards

Using: PayPal

Overview: A distributed tool to aid communication in times of crisis, censorship, and oppression.

 

FITDONATE

Website: http://fitdonate.co

Team: Arthur Cavallari, Dmitry Pokidov, Michael Leroy, Shane Neubauer

Usng: JustGiving

Overview: Keeping fit and donating at the same time!

Stack:
– angularJS
– spring
– sass
– compass.

FITFUND

Team: Andreas Limberopoulos, Rebecca Martin

Using: Braintree

Overview: Currently school and team based fundraising is dominated by the chocolate and ‘treats’ model. We aim to change this by creating a platform that allows parents and students to get sponsored by colleagues and peers to hit weekly fitness targets. This sets a a better example for children regarding healthy eating, encourages reaching fitness goals and provides and easy fun way for schools and sporting teams to raise funds.

 

HUMAN ATM

Team: Ivan Wang

Using: PayPal

Overview: Out of Cash? ATM too far? Use the Human ATM! An app to find someone with cash and reimburse them with a commission via paypal.

 

LOCALHELP

Website: http://lh.kislanet.com

Team: Maxim Shklyar

Using: PayPal, JustGiving

Overview:  Mobile app that let users call for emergency and non-emergency help. Geo location is sent with both requests.
Emergency request is immediately sent to a pre-configured list of user’s family and friends. Non-emergency help request requires monetary reward.
Reward can be paid to a helper or donated to a charity. Application works on Android, iOS and in browser.

 

MYEASY_MIKE

Team: Ben M, Mike Goonetilek

Using: Braintree, PayPal

Overview: Donations for questions. Donations are distributed to charities.

 

MAAT

Website: http://www.maat.com.br

Team: Alexandre Silva

Overview: APM Consultant and Ninja Rider!

 

NIGHTRIDER (Update: WINNERS)

Website: http://TBA

Team: Andrej Griniuk, Christopher Michaelides, John Lyons, Tom Frauenfelder

Using: PayPal

Overview: The largest contributing factor to cyclist safety is visibility. NIGHTRIDER is a cycling jacket combined with wearable electronics to produce an intuitive experience where a cyclist’s intention to turn and slow down is better communicated to drivers.

The NIGHTRIDER app also supports route navigation (safer route vs faster route) which is communicated to the driver through peripheral light guidance on the rider’s wrists.

The NIGHTRIDER app itself also facilitates PayPal payment for the purchase of the jacket itself, navigation expansion pack, and payment of ad-hoc repair services; the social element in joining “Bike Pools” to find out the location of cycling groups riding home together; and the activation of hazard lighting – so that riders are highly visible when attending to tire tube changes.

 

RESPONSE FUND

Website: http://response.fund

Team: Bradley Clayton, Chris van Raay, Hadi Michael, Kelly Jennings

Using: Braintree, PayPal

Overview: Our platform will use PayPal (and online transactions) for preemptive natural disaster relief.

It relies on a crowd-funding / JIT-manufacturing model, to build and dispatch technology that improves early detection. The early detection is then used for both notifying emergency response teams, as well as releasing funds to provide timely relief.

Given the impact of bushfires on Victoria, our hack today will focus on bushfire relief as an example.

 

SINGLEEAGLETEAR

Team: David Vuu, Hery Hope, Matt Bell, Steven Miller

Using: Braintree, PayPal, JustGiving, Bluecats

Overview: Team SingleEagleTear are looking to make donating easier for both donors and charities of all sizes. We are aiming to integrate BlueCats Beacons, Charity Data from JustGiving and Vaulted Payments from BrainTree.

We will be building a mobile app with PhoneGap and Ionic (AngularJS) utilising a backend built on .NET MVC.

Our goal is to build a snazzy, functional mobile app that makes it easier than ever before to support charities.

 

SMART BIN

Team: Alexandre Andrade, Anthony Tomasello, Camilo Borges, Steven Swor

Using: PayPal

Overview: A bin that detects the type of rubbish placed on a tray. It is then deposited into either rubbish or recycle. Users have the option of collecting a reward for their recyclables or allowing their reward to go towards a good cause.

STREETP(L)AY

Team: Savant Krishna

Using: PayPal, Localz

Overview: A quick and efficient way to support your favorite local street performers!

 

TAPTRAINER

Team: Alex Crompton, Christopher Francis

Using: Braintree

Overview: TapTrainer is a gym management app that aims to streamline the gym experience for gym patrons and reduce the administration burdons for gym staff. With an ultra low entry cost, TapTrainer is targetting smaller, local gyms by bringing them services traditionally only available to larger gyms. TapTrainer also aims to encourage people to once again use their local gyms and motivate them to keep fit.

 

TIMEBEE

Team: Kaveh Azad, Linton Wood, Roberto Gianisella

Using: Braintree, JustGiving

Overview: Timebee is a platform that let’s anyone sell their spare time in an online marketplace.
You’re available between 7-10pm tonight? not doing anything? Why not walk someones dog, deliver your neighbours groceries or checkin someones guest on airbnb? Now you can.

And, if you’re feeling generous, you can choose to donate your earnings to charity.

We don’t like to see your time wasted, why not get paid for doing things you enjoy, or help others in need with your time rather than your wallet.

 

UP DOG

Team: David Austin

Using: Braintree

Overview: TOTO is a lo-tech payments system for the developing world. Using a basic smartphone with only a camera, TOTO enables purchases payments via a Braintree integration.

Even in remote areas if your phone can send an SMS it can make a payment.

TOTO – Making it rain in Africa!

 

VAL PAL

Website: http://valpal.rocks

Team: Greg Dziemidowicz, Michael Milewski

Using: Braintree, PayPal

Overview: Buskers and street performs are struggling as our society goes cashless. Val Pal aims to return Value to buskers who provide you Value. With Val Pal you can quickly pay a busker who makes you smile ($2), makes you laugh ($5), leaves you with a thought ($10), entertains you or your kids for 30 minutes ($25), or gives you a stock tip ($50) with any web browsing device. You can even track down a busker you saw earlier and only later that evening or that week you feel that their performance was worth giving back some value for.

 

ZEROCOOL

Team: John Dooley

Using: PayPal, Bluecats

Overview: This is a charity based website development allowing people to make donations easy.

 

ALERTIYA

Website: http://alertiya.com

Team: Dilantha Nanayakkara, Sahil Saggar

Using: Braintree, PayPal

Overview: A quick and easy service to receive alerts when there is a new release of a software, package, tool, library, just anything that you use everyday. Do not miss out the security updates ever. 
Subscribe and stay up-to-date.

 

CONNECT-BRILLIANCE

Team: Edan Harig, Jared Winter, Pavel Baranov, Tom Lyons

Using: Braintree, PayPal

Overview: Charging solutions in metropolitan areas. Talk to us for more 🙂

 

UHERO

Team: Alex Skrypnyk, Marton Bodonyi, Thom Toogood

Using: Braintree, PayPal

Overview: Bored? Have 15 minutes to an hour? Every wanted to be a superhero? You can help anybody in your neighbourhood, get paid, and be their superhero.

 

WISHPOINT

Team: Christopher Bartlett, Leon Gouletsas, Matt John, Oyemike Ebinum

Using: Braintree, JustGiving, Bluecats

Overview: Make a wish, tell a story, change the world!

 

So now you’ve seen the plans for what Australia’s developers have planned, leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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