Mashups catering for foodies and consumers happy to allow the wisdom of friends to decide on a trip were the winners of the THack @ SFO this week.
Concierge, the product from Flights With Friends, was a food-centric travel planning application which allowed users to select and review trip ideas based on where users might choose to eat in a destination.
Amadeus clinched the larger team prize with a product called TVote, a Facebook-driven application which allows group bookings to be organised and booked using a voting system from participants.
GeckoGo was once again one of the APIs used as part of the hack, alongside Vayant for air content and Amadeus’s own feed for hotels.
Highly commended for their efforts and creativity in each category:
Small team category: A way to add gamification to cruise bookings from Embark.at¬†and an individual developer who spent just five hours creating a 3D model to examine flight search options using augmented reality on a mobile device.
Larger team category: Earn money from renting out a property (such as Airbnb) to finance a cruise trip (via CruiseWise) and a service from Flight Centre in Australia for planning and booking on a mobile.
More to follow…
Sponsors of THack @ SFO: