Hack Manchester Challenge
Clockwork is a simple text message API. So simple it’s attracted over 20,000 users from all corners of the globe. But never mind that global bit, we’re in Manchester, and this is Manchester Hack, it’s a marriage made in, well, Manchester.
Anyway, enough drivel, we’re pulling out all the stops to make your local event the best Hack since WarGames.
This year we’d like to have a little fun, we’re looking for THE MOST RIDICULOUS USE OF CLOCKWORK. We’ll be looking for that well executed app that serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever.
Or maybe the most obfuscated code that performs the most ridiculous task, but performs it perfectly of course.
People from all over the word have used our API to create some amazing apps, but too many ideas get sidelined, overcome by commercial reality and balanced thinking. Well let’s brush common sense aside for a weekend and make some proper OMG WTF apps!
The Prize Fund
We’re offering 4 x shiny Google Nexus 4s, t-shirts, stickers and a 5ft giant banana to the winning team.
4 brand spanking new smartphones
1 giant banana
1. Blue Monday Spotter:
What about mashing up Clockwork with the BBC and making an app that sends you a text notification each time Blue Monday is played on radio?
Hmmm, might never trigger, difficult to demo, try 6 Music.
2. Rain Checker:
Does it always rain in Manchester? I think so. What about an app that you can text in a date and it’ll text you back if it rained or not?
3. Did Rooney Score?
How uncool would it be if you could text in to get an immediate response if Rooney had scored at Man Utd’s most recent match.
Anyway, you get the picture, and we’re looking forward to seeing your apps.
Get Ready to Code
We’ll be giving free text credits, phone numbers etc. to get your apps up and running. If you want to get registered with us before the event starts then it will help massively.