We continue reviewing the hacks by developers who took part in the first true hackathon What the Hack 2014. The event was held by XB Software company on October, 17-19 at the Imaguru Startup Hub. The previous part of the review is available here.

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The “Datarockets” team developed a browser extension and a web-service that helps filter unwanted posts in the news feed of social networks (VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter and so on).


The “Playgrounds” team came up with a system of tracking sports events or any other occasions. All events are marked on the map. It’s possible to add your own events or join the existing ones.


A handy web-service “Yo-journey” was presented by the team “Fort-Pinnsvin”. It’s a special social network for tourists, that allows creating photo albums right on the map, making routes and mini-stories about trips. “Yo-journey” makes it possible to share stories and find fellow travellers. The used technologies are: Bootstrap layout, GO as a server-side language .

Demo: http://travel-wth.herokuapp.com
GitHub: http://github.com/fort-pinnsvin/travel



“EventBox” is an app that simplifies collecting events from various resources (e.g tut.by, yandex.ru, dev.by, playgrounds). The collected events are offered to users in the form of filters to subscribe for. The technologies used: Java (Spring Framework), jQuery, etc.


The “TimeMates” team introduced a mobile app for iOS intended for increasing the accuracy of project estimates. It is achieved by means of a special estimation mechanism. This mechanism takes into account not only the time of coding but also other activities as well as keeping statistics about previous estimates.


The “DreamTeam” developed a special service “uSlide” to broadcast interactive presentations online. How it works: you get a copy of a presentation (in PowerPoint, KeyNote, etc.) using its QR-code. When you change slides on the screen, this change is transmitted to all devices where the presentation is opened. To create the service the developers used Node.js, web sockets, PDF.js as well as Google Apps Script to hold interactive surveys online.



“uFinder” is a web and mobile application for people search. If you met an interesting person at the bus stop but were too shy to get acquainted, or if you came across a nice photo in a social network, this app will help you find the people you are searching for. Besides entering data about a person who is searched for, it’s also possible to point the location on the map. For example, “uFinder” can keep track of your way from home to work and display the data about those people who are being searched for on your route. The technologies used: PHP, HTML, Ajax, and Bootstrap.


“CashKeeper” is an app for Android OS  to monitor spendings via photo recognition of receipts taken with your mobile phone. The app lets sum up receipts and count total expenses.


The “Pint-of-code” team presented a prototype of the game “Pintoid” implemented in the asteroid style. It’s coded in the functional style in Clojure and ClojureScript.

What the Hack 2014: Touch paper, eBuben and other magic (Part 1)