Create a location-based app in 24-hrs!

Satellite positioning is an essential service for many businesses and critical infrastructures that we often take for granted. Until now, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) users have had to depend on the American GPS or the Russian GLONASS. With Galileo, Europe’s new satellite navigation system, users have a reliable European civilian alternative.

Galileo Hackathoners will be among the first to work with Galileo-enabled mobile phones, which includes the new Android featuring the so called “GNSS raw measurements” . We need creative heads to come up with innovative applications, that make use of the full breadth of Galileo’s capabilities. It can be anything. Just show us how your application can generate an added commercial or societal value by using the Galileo services.

The partners of the second Galileo Hackathon are Samsung, who will make available Galileo-enabled devices, and Hypertrack, who will be providing a plug-and-play location stack.

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Eligibility

This is an in-person app-building hackathon, perfect for anyone attending the nearby InfoShare event!

If you are already working on an LBS-based app, or you want to test your skills while developing a prototype, the Galileo Hackathon is for you.

You can join as a team (2-4 people) or as an individual. Don’t worry if you don't know any other participants, you’ll find plenty of other teammates on-site!

Samsung mobile phones and a Hypertrack location stack will be provided for the hackathon, all you need to bring is your laptop. Technical support will be available to answer any questions.

Requirements

The judging criteria will be:

Innovation: Is this kind of solution already available on the market?
Market potential: Is this solution sellable after repackaging this idea into a real product? Is there a potential market demand/customer base for this product?
Galileo-relevance: Is the application making use of Galileo?
Completion level: Is the solution completed or could feasibly be completed?
Progress made during hackathon: Has the project advanced significantly during the hackathon?HyperTrack special prize: best integration of the HyperTrack location stack while using at least three entities (user, action, event, place, group). More information can be found in the API Reference.

How to enter

Simply sign up on our website here and attend with your laptop on the day! We'll take care of the rest

Judges

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GSA
European Geo-navigation Satellite Systems Agency

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation:
    Is this kind of solution already available on the market?
  • Progress made during hackathon:
    Has the project advanced significantly during the hackathon?
  • Galileo-relevance:
    Is the application making use of Galileo?
  • Market potential:
    Is this solution sellable after repackaging this idea into a real product? Is there a potential market demand/customer base for this product?
  • Completion level:
    Is the solution completed or could feasibly be completed?