CommonFloor.com organized its first ever all Hackathon on October 31, 2014 which gathered an overwhelming response! We had an enthusiastic 46 teams participating in our very first Hackathon comprising of an eclectic mix of techies, marketers, designers who were inching towards solving real world business problems with their innovative ideas all night long.
It was a tough challenge for the judges at the competition to evaluate the best hacks from a collection of path breaking ideas from all the teams. Each team was evaluated on the 6 criteria like Product Design, Innovation, Business Potential, Completeness & Execution, Feasibility and App Demo & Presentation. To make the event inclusive, awards were also announced for teams who scored highest in the different categories.
The Overall Best Hack which won the First Prize- a Moto 360, was creating Advanced Maps on CF Mobile iOS App.
Hack description: New Features were introduced including Heat Maps based on listings Price Data, Free hand drawing for Property Search, Pin out Places of Interest using Pre-Defined Keywords.
The Overall Best Hack which won Second Prize – an iPAD mini, was to create revamped listings contact flow to improve content quality
Hack description: Revamping listing creation flow by making it interactive & user friendly with features like ”Pre-fill the details for me” which extracts & fills the details, images & locality from other websites based on the listing URL , Locality & demand weighted serviceability indicator to help boost CFV & content quality
The Overall Best Hack which won Third Prize,- a Chromecast, was to localize the Commonfloor app.
Hack description: Localization of Android RE App. App was made available in Hindi language and code base was changed so that it can be made available in other languages like Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
The other best hacks which won were;
Best Hack in Design
Hack: Music Discovery App (iOS).
Best Hack in Innovation
Hack: Assisted user journey – Profile based SRP sorting and inventory comparison.
Best Hack in Business Potential
Hack: Integrate site visit routing and feedback via mobile web.
Best Hack in Completeness & Execution (MVP)
Hack : Talaash – Groups Mobile App Analytics Tool.
Hack Description: Talaash is a customizable Groups App Analytic Dashboard. It helps you to track usage, analyse feature performance, and helps to deep dive at apartment and user level.
Best Hack in Go-to-Market Readiness
Hack: Reactive Search
Hack Description : Reactive Search enhances the overall property search experience by implementing some nifty features like a new search results page, Real time feedback on number of users viewing a particular property and User’s search history is saved in a ‘Binder’ and is used to give recommendations/notifications.
Watch the video to know more about the hackathon.