Ford SYNC AppLink Hackathon 2013

Organised by York Butter Factory
Ford SYNC AppLink Hackathon 2013

What You Will Learn


  • Learn about why you should develop for AppLink
  • How to develop for the AppLink Platform
  • How to utilise the AppLink platform in new and innovative ways

What You Get


  • Meet some of the best developers in Melbourne
  • Stand a chance to win the coveted first prize: $10,000 in cash prizes
  • A unique and immersive hackathon experience
  • Experience the latest Ford smart cards, fully integrated with SYNC AppLink
  • Trial in-car demonstration capabilities of your very own app
  • Enjoy quality catering and a plentiful supply of refreshments
  • The chance to meet senior Ford technologists and other industry leaders

What to Bring


  • Laptop and chargers
  • Notebook and pens
  • Business cards

What to Wear


  • Casual

Ford SYNC AppLink Hackathon 2013

Organised by York Butter Factory
About This Event

 

Introducing the Ford Sync AppLink Hackathon 2013, a unique event where developers and new technology meet over 24 hours to produce and integrate amazing apps with the Ford SYNC AppLink Platform.

Prizes are on offer for the integration of your existing smartphone apps and the also to those who build brand new AppLink-enabled apps on the weekend.

  

What is SYNC AppLink? 

AppLink is a platform that allows developers to extend the command of their smartphone apps into Ford vehicles through the steering wheel mounted buttons, radio buttons, voice control and inbuilt display. We'll have a suite of APIs available for developers to AppLink-enable their apps, and SDKs for iOS and Android.

Integrating your apps with AppLink provides a great distribution channel for your apps. Ford has already sold over 2 million Ford vehicles worldwide with AppLink, and will be shipping many more in the future. 

Get featured in the Ford Catalog App which allows Ford customers to discover AppLink-enabled apps.

 

The Event

Held in a smartly appointed industrial warehouse in North Melbourne, the Ford SYNC AppLink Hackathon will bring together developers, entrepreneurs, technology leaders, and mentors for 24 hours of hacking and creating. Highlights include:

  • Experience the latest Ford smart cars, fully integrated with SYNC AppLink
  • Trial in-car demonstration capabilities of your very own app
  • Meet senior Ford technologists and other industry leaders for insights into the future of car technology
  • Enjoy quality catering and a plentiful supply of refreshments
  • Build, integrate and demonstrate your app for chances to win

 

Prizes*:

Best Existing App Integration: $4,000 in cash 

Best New App: $4,000 in cash

Best Pitch Idea: iPhone 5s

Best Feature: 1-year Spotify Premium subscriptions for the team

  

Date: Saturday 23 November - Sunday 24 November

Time: Registration commences at 7:30am, hacking starts at 9:00am

LocationTwo Ton Max, 124 Langford Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

  

PLACES ARE LIMITED. Register now and join other teams developing for this revolutionary platform.

  

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

To participate in the Hackathon, you will need to join the Ford Developer Program and agree to the Ford Term of Use – Ford Application Development Terms and Conditions. You can join the Ford Developer Program and agree to the Ford Terms of Use at www.developer.ford.com.

*The cash prizes are subject to terms and conditions that will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.

Intellectual property: The work each team performs over the weekend remains the intellectual property of the participants. It is the responsibility of the teams, particularly new teams formed for the purpose of the event, to manage how any intellectual property is collectively owned by the group. Ford/Imagination/York Butter Factory is indemnified from any dispute arising of IP claims within teams for IP created at the event.

 

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The York Butter Factory is the co-working space for Melbourne’s high-potential early-stage technology entrepreneurs. Established in 2011 inside an 1850s heritage-listed space, York Butter Factory is home to upstarts with bold, global ambiti...