If you haven’t been keeping up with TechCrunch Disrupt’s NYC Hackathon, here are some of the cool projects teams came out with!
Here are four out of tons of amazing apps
Gruberie is an app that takes out the need for a waiter taking your order.
Within 24 hours, the team was able to hack together a site, an app, and get a diner to test it out! The app utilizes Gimbal beacons that detect when users are sitting at a table. Once you’re sitting at the table, just open up the app, and check out the entire menu. It doesn’t stop there though! You can place your order from your device and even pay the bill!
Looking forward to see how this disrupts the restaurant industry!
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of hype about live streaming mobile apps like Meerkat and Periscope. This is a whole new section of the mobile app industry and its use cases are still being explored. Witness has discovered a new use case that could save lives!
With this app, all you have to do is tap the app’s icon, and it will begin to stream live audio and video to your emergency contacts that you have designated in the settings. Along with the live audio and video, your contacts can see your exactly location and where it changed throughout time.
Ever get frustrated when you go out to eat with some friends, they order a full course meal and you order just a salad, yet you still have to pay more since the bill is split equally?!? Luckily Split was developed and it solves this problem!
With Split, all you have to do is take a picture of any receipt, highlight the different parts of the bill, and send each portion of that bill to the respective person. This integrates Venmo and automatically sends your friends a Venmo money request. Instead of having to search through all of your friends to find which ones you are actually eating or grabbing drinks with, Split utilizes geofencing to show which of your friends are nearby!
Posture.io is a hack that helps people stop slouching when they are at a desk. This hack uses a Texas Instruments BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) sensor and an adhesive magnetic rubber strip. The sensor gets attached to the chair and the rubber strip gets stuck on the user’s belt. Through this application, you can set how sensitive you want it to be and be able to keep track of how well your posture is!
Along with this, the hack utilizes the Leap Motion gesture controller to help with atypical hand exercises which help prevent injuries that can occur from being at the keyboard for too long.