THack returns to London – time for developers to show off their ideas and creativity in travel

After four fabulous events in 2011, Tnooz will be returning to London for its fifth THack developer competition on Thursday 28 June.

THack is Tnooz’s unique event which brings together travel industry APIs and the development community to brainstorm and create new digital travel products and web or mobile-based tools.

Developers from across the travel, tourism and hospitality industry are welcome to attend, as well as engineers and technicians from local academic institutions in the region and other industry verticals.

The event is FREE for developers to attend and participate. Over the coming weeks Tnooz will coordinate the collection of APIs being made available to those taking part in the event.

THack London will follow a similar path to the first THack in February 2011 – developers will have TWO WEEKS to create something using the APIs we are making available, as well as using any other freely available API on the web (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Wikipedia, et al).

A webinar will take place two weeks before the showcase to talk developers through what is available.

Those taking part will then have the opportunity to showcase their efforts in front of other developers, API providers and others in the fabulous screening room at the Soho Hotel in London on the afternoon of Thursday 28 June.

Developers unable to attend live can present via a pre-recorded video.

Watch this space for details of the prize fund!

Sponsors of THack London: 

APIs being made available to developers (many more to come):

For details of the how to take part, contact Tnooz editor Kevin May. Commercial opportunities are available by contacting our sales team.

Previous THack events:

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  3. Robert Blessing

    We’ve also created a page with a documentation about our API:

    We would like to hear your feedback. Feel free to contact us anytime.

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    We would like to thank Tnooz for letting us participate in the THack London event!

    Evature enables developers to replace the regular (slow/boring/click-intensive) user interfaces with (fast/easy to use/cool) free-text or voice driven ones.

    We posted everything you need to know about how to use the EVA API, in our blog at:

    Please contact us if you have any questions or comments and we will be very happy to help.

    Have a great time hacking away!

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  8. John Watton

    Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is chuffed to be a sponsor of THack for the second year running.

    For all you hackers out there, you can find everything you need on our API here:

    Happy hacking!


  9. David Thomson

    We’d like to thank Tnooz for allowing us to participate in THack again this year. If any one is interested in creating a social travel, shopping, or location service have a look at our API.

    We’ve created a significant amount of code libraries this time around and its all available for free on Github. If your interested in creating something similar to the current crop of social travel applications, a better Instagram, a Deem competitor, or the next Pinterest, its easy to grab some code and get started.

    Demo of our robust social travel application:

    Full source code for the social travel application:

    To get started jump into our developers site here:

    API Docs:

    API console:

    Additionally we’ll be releasing a set of HTML 5 code rounding out the mobile side of things by start of the hackathon. Feel free to reach out to us on google groups:

  10. Nikolai Avrutov

    A lot of excitement around here, as we brainstorm on what could be done with all these wonderful APIs! What a diverse portfolio of services!

    We are delighted to take part. An overview of our API is available here:

    – While it is remarkably straight forward and quite well structured, our team will be available to support developers working with our API.

  11. Stephen Joyce

    Stephen Joyce

    We’re looking forward to participating as well. We’ve set up a page with instructions on how to use the API. It’s available here:

  12. pavel c

    sounds like the right place to be in june, looking forward to come!

  13. Phil Donathy

    Travelport are delighted to be involved and we’re looking forward to seeing what gets developed. We’ll have technical experts on hand but if anyone wants to get a headstart, you can access the universal API SDK at You can request test access online and we’ll get you a set of 30 day test credentials.. It normally only takes a few minutes.

    Feel free to get in touch with any questions.

  14. Brannon Winn

    With our general release of our FastSearch product this week, Vayant is really looking forward to seeing what the development community comes up with that will use our sub-second search to inspire travelers!

  15. Alex Bainbridge

    Looking forward to being involved!


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