Hackathon allows developers APIs Bol.com, Philips and AH use




Several large Dutch companies, including Bol.com, Albert Heijn and Philips give developers during a big hackathon access to their APIs and technology. Up to five hundred developers can participate in the hackathon.

Include Albert Heijn, Philips, Rabobank and TomTom set APIs available to developers during the hackathon use. on 20 and 21 September Schiphol and KLM subsidiary Transavia also participate, as well Bol.com and placement company USG People. The Open State Foundation, which is organizing the hackathon, states that it is the first time that so many large international companies to access their APIs and data for a hackathon.

The aim of the hackathon to combine as much as possible, and APIs to create, as a possible innovative app therewith said Arjan El Fassed of the OpenEstate Foundation. It is no requirement as to the form: participants can to buy a website or an app for a specific platform development.

The hackathon has a maximum of five hundred participants; there are more applications, developers will be selected on experience. Participants can include the fleet-api TomTom, Wine Finder-api Albert Heijn and the range-api Bol.com use. “We make clear the APIs of other companies can be used in the coming weeks,” said El Fassed.

“The fun of this hackathon is that you can combine different APIs,” said George de Boer TomTom. “Imagine: you have to fly for work at Schiphol you purchase a present for your wife, but that does not get carried away, so you leave the home delivery by Albert You pay with Rabobank app, and thanks to the api.. TomTom knows your wife exactly what time the gift is delivered. ”

According to El Fassed companies, which pay the costs for the hackathon, hoping to connect with developers and see what combining the APIs yields. Touch with the hackathon “The initiative for the hackathon really comes from the companies themselves off,” said El Fassed. The Open State Foundation organizes frequent hackathons and behind projects to the government. Transparent

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