Clockwork is a simple text message API. So simple it’s attracted over 20,000 users from all corners of the globe. Last year we sponsored Manchester’s premier hackathon and are pleased to announce we’ll be doing the same this year.
Anyway, blah blah blah marketing drivel, it’s hack time baby!
Last year we sought the most ridiculous use of SMS, and who could forget our winner ‘cabbage baggage’ and their SMS recorder.
So let’s have some fun again:
This year we want to see the THE MOST POINTLESS USE OF CLOCKWORK.
So many times we see hack teams shoehorning SMS into their hacks where it doesn’t belong (we know you are just getting your hack into more award categories).
Well this year we’ll accept you, we want to see it, slot it in anywhere and everywhere. Let’s use SMS in every single hack, especially where it’s not needed!
Or, go big with an entire app needlessly based on SMS. Remember last years Service Bus, we challenge you to create something more absurd.
It’s time to brush aside logic and reality, common sense and sound judgement don’t come into it, embrace the irrelevant and meaningless.
And bring on the Hack.
THE PRIZE FUND
We’re offering 4 x little bits cloud starter bundles
Maybe you can make something less pointless with them?
See you there
We’ve got the Littlebits goodies in the office…
This year Our MD Gary Bury will be judging.
Gary has been involved in the text message market since 2006 and has seen some pretty pointless apps in his time, and not just from hacks.
“Unfortunately some of the most pointless ideas have come from within our own organisation, maybe even from myself. It’s something we’ve always tried to do though, embrace all ideas, sometimes the quirkiest inspiration can be the spark for a killer app”
But at Hack Manchester 2014 he’ll not be looking for a killer app, pointless will win the day!