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$1000 in prize value for best usage of Back4app platform.

Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


6 months of Back4app Intermediate Plan for each member + $ 1,000 in cash

Projects solving this challenge, Inc. fundraiser app for 501(c)(3) entity using back4app as the backend


Hides/reveals secret messages in text. Optimized for instant messaging.


We think about how places influences people's interaction, and we are creating a hyperlocal solution for communication and coordination, resulting in better travel experiences.

Organize Up

This project is created to help those who host events to better organize. Stay in contact with everyone at the same event without the need to exchange numbers


Augmento is a platform for realizing a social path time machine. This allows people to record and view paths created by others, where the path is annotated with social posts (tweets, pics, etc.). Turn on "record" and use your phone in a normal manner, posting to social services as desired. Stop recording when done. This path can be shared to others and viewed by their followers. Viewing presents an Augmented Reality display with a time scrubber to scan through and follow the path history.


Automated HR for everyone. OpenOnboard is an open-source HR / hiring management dashboard that is free for anyone to use. *********************************************************** FEATURES: - Automatically track status of any employee's onboarding, without having to manually check or send emails - Sending customized offer letters - Pre-filling employee background check forms - Automated sending of I-9's and W-4's - Email notifications

Incident Command System (ICS)

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of volunteer response to disaster relief.


Remotely allows you to verify service providers that are entering your house from anywhere on your phone.


An Application to allow user make wise spending decisions based on his financial expenditure and current location. Github Repo :


DefBox helps e-commerce and business a seamless delivery experience with their brand. Consumers no longer need to worry about the inconvenience of losing, damaging or taking time off to pick up a parcel.

API without API

API without API is a service that makes it easy for websites to implement applications from partner providers while preserving their custom web page design. Problem: Currently, the amount of time and education it takes to learn and implement an external API or service is just too much. Above that, APIs keep changing very often, and users continually need to watch for and adapt to the latest API versions, otherwise, their websites/tools can break.


Mobile app that in case of local emergency it will try to easily track cell phone and gps movement to validate users and peers to know people are allright, it will also enable users to upload photos and videos with location signed media to avoid Fake Reports. This idea was inspired by recent events in Mexico City.


a map-based representation that identifies world events based on data input from various news and social media outlets

Organizations hosting challenge


Back4app is a serverless backend development platform. We help developers to create apps faster because using our platform they can build the backend with no code, host the app with no hassles and scale those apps with no locks.

Events specific to challenge

API World 2017 Hackathon

The API World 2017 Hackathon is the largest API hackathon in the world, kicking off the API World 2017 Conference & Expo.

Technologies specific to this challenge

Back4app is an easy way to build, host and manage your APIs using the Parse open source.