Hack Your Way to Fitness: It’s All About Wearables and the Internet of Things
Jacqi Levy 270003E0DF JALEVY@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  fitness mobile_apps sports iot hackathon ibmimpact mobile wearables cloud big_data internet_of_things
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For trend watchers and big data geeks alike, fitness tech is the latest must-have accessory. Thanks to wearables like FitBit and apps like RunKeeper, the internet of things, cloud and mobility are all converging on the fitness world. Though this market is undeniably hot, it’s also a vast arena of untapped potential. Devices are creating more data that we can currently derive value from, and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what related apps can do.
Think you’ve got a great idea on how to use all this device data to build that next killer app? Now’s your chance to prove it. Step up and be a part of the IBM SportsHack developer challenge.
There are two ways to compete (choose one or both!):
Either way, you’ll deliver a mobile or web app using data generated by various fitness activities. You can use your own data, or we'll supply the data if you don’t already have some available.
Get ready--the competition begins April 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET. All code should be submitted by April 29. If you’re one of the top contenders, you’ll get to pitch your app in front of a live audience at IBM Impact in Las Vegas. And, if you’re a winner, your victory will be announced the next day at the conference. Oh yes, there will also be prizes.
For more details and to register for this contest, make your way to the IBM SportsHack challenge on developerWorks.