iOSDevCamp 2013 Winners

From hundreds of participants, we had 56 demos, and produced 23 winners! Here they are, the champions of iOSDevCamp 2013:

Best Open Source – DoodleKit

Sponsored by Chaotic Moon Studios

DoodleKit is an Open Source developer library that manages up to four users drawings on a single canvas, allowing doodlers to create and share content across their devices. DoodleKit was completely developed at iOSDevCamp 2013 by Dave Shanley, Alex Belliotti, Ben Cullen-Kerney, Chris Hellmuth, Ryan Crosby, Robert Corlett, and Kevin Steigerwald.

Along with the library kit, they’ve included an example app, Doodle Party. Where 4 players connect via GameCenter and are given a 15-45 seconds to draw a missing piece of a quadrant. Each quadrant is being drawn by a different user. At the end, their collaborative image is revealed. Technologies employed in this demo include Game Center, peer-to-peer networking, and Core Graphics.

Coolest App – The Claw

Sponsored by Apportable

This Open Source game employs multiple accessibility options to control a real robotic arm: voice input, face detection and mind control. The Claw was built by Mark Chen, Michael Wang, Stacie Hibino, Jun Chen, Powen Ko, and Shawn Jackson completely during iOSDevCamp 2013 using vitapoly‘s Objective C / Unity framework.

Best Remote – GM DashBoard

Sponsored by

GM DashBoard subtly displays information about user’s cars, and was built completely during the weekend by Adam Levy, Yue Bai, and Joey Richardson.

Best In-car – Fleet

Sponsored by

An Open Source GM-powered app which manages a fleet of GM vehicles optimizing for lowest travel time to work sites, Fleet was built completely during the weekend by Ben Morse, and David Sykora.

Best Entrepreneur – Hunger No More

Extra food is going to waste by bakeries, grocery stores, and restaurants — food needed by many people. Hunger No More bridges the gap between organizations with wasted food, and people who need more food.

Organizations in need can request food, while stores and those with extra goods can post their food and / or monetary donations. Similarly, service organizations can coordinate pickup of donated goods, while donators can fulfill the requests of service organizations in an organized list or map view.

This Open Source app was developed entirely over the weekend by Krithika Yetchina, John Luttig, and Nathan Pabrai.

Best Design – Social Video

This app is more meaningful way to share the videos you love and discover new movies and TV shows. Social video was developed completely over the weekend by Brinda Mehta, Karriem, and Kris Swanson.

Best Use of StackMob – BearWhere

BearWhere invites your teddy bear surrogate to record life’s precious moments of clarity through checkins, photos, thoughts and feelings to increase mindfulness and share secret adventures. This Open Source app was developed entirely over the weekend by Martin Gregory and Cindy Pavlinac.

Best Use of PhotoEffects – AlterMe

Sponsored by RadiumOne

AlterMe, developed by Abey Mullassery, allows you to change your look with dozens of face cutouts, into a rock star, clown, or a pregnant woman. Add a caption and post it to Facebook or Twitter. Manually edit the alignment to custom fit each face, load your friend’s Facebook profile photo to alter the looks, and use PhotoEffects to add Caption, Border, and Filters.

Best Use of – Itinerary

Visualize complicated travel itineraries as beautiful timelines, showing you and your friends when you will be where. Itinerary was developed over the weekend by Joost Kemink.

Best New Developer – Living Story

Developed by first-time attendees Elizabeth Higham, Sophia Comins, Polina Naydenova, and Jim Preston, this Facebook app reaches out in unknown directions using vines and picture collages and drawing by contacting friends and family to contribute.

Best Web App – iUI

The iUI Open Source Web Framework is the original iPhone Mobile Web Framework — created at the first iOSDevCamp.

At this year’s iOSDevCamp Sean Gilligan and Mixe Xu mikhail have created a new iOS7-style theme and integrated with the Angular.js MVC Framework from Google. Now you can create feauture-rich mobile apps using the Model View Controller pattern using iUI. See also:

Best iOS7 App – PayScoop

Developed entirely over the weekend by Vj Anma, Heggy Castaneda, Kendall Chuang, Abey Mullassery, Vivien Park, and Matt Wong, PayScoop enables payments using AirDrop.

AirDrop (on iOS) / Wifi Direct (on Android) can potentially serve as an alternative to NFC to enable mobile payments.

Most Retro – iPunch

Who said you can’t program on an iPad? With iPunch you can. In Fortran. Developed entirely over the weekend and open sourced by Ronald Mannak, iPunch will create punched cards from your Fortran code.

Best Developer Tool – Feedback

Developed entirely over the weekend by Scott Tran and Fan Lin, this Open Source library to make giving Feedback easy.

Best Social App – Or Whatever

This Open Source iPhone app allows you to match up your Facebook friends suggestions for an activity. “Or Whatever” was developed over the weekend by Daniel Richards, Jon Richards, and Gwen Richards.

Best Hardware API – CareGiver

Many of us have family members that require health care providers and care givers to assist them in engaging in a higher quality level of life. In particular, those family members with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and/or children utilize services where it can be challenging to manage costs and ensure a high degree of care. The initial use case came from the people receiving care need assistance remembering names and lists of things related to a specific care giver or family member. Another use case that inspired this app: A care giver billed for several hours of work after a 10 minute visit blamed the person receiving care for “not remembering a longer visit.”

This application allows the family’s primary care givers to monitor and supervise home health care and other service providers that interact with their loved one in need. It increases the accountability of the care giver by utilizing facial recognition to verify the presence of the individual during their expected hours of service. An iPhone is motor controlled to auto-track and identify all individuals that enter the view. Once identified, a list of tasks or notes relating to the person will appear on the family member’s screen. Individuals that are not recognized will have their image uploaded to and a notification will be sent to the family’s primary care givers.

The prototype application developed here at iOSDevCamp 2013 is focused on demonstrating two key features. A Galileo motorized base is being utilized to follow faces that are detected. Additionally, the Galileo device can be controlled remotely using another iOS device. A full suite of modules is planned for handling the needs of managing appointments, prescriptions, health & vital sign logging, patient education and emergency situations.

CareGiver was developed completely over the weekend by Dan Zeitman and Mark Hall.

Most Paranoid – CameraShy

This is an Open Source app by Daniel DeCovnick for sharing encrypted photos, an increasingly pressing need. Keep your photos private from the NSA and others who might want to snoop on your thousand words. Includes photo filters from RadiumOne, so even your silly photos can be shared privately along with your sensitive ones. No personally identifying information is sent to us unless you choose to purchase R1 filters, and the storage system is anonymous.

CameraShy uses AES256 encryption, and never saves the taken photos to your device. You choose how to get the URL to your friends. App code is open-source so you can verify we’re not doing anything shady (except its AWS keys, you can’t have those).

Most Educational – Educrest

Educrest is a creative commons-licensed interactive learning tool that inspires young kids to learn computer science. Our application offers users a customized learning experience, changing the difficulty of its lessons based on its user’s age.

Educrest is specifically designed to provide younger kids with intuitive, interactive computer science lessons. Developed completely over the weekend by Andrew Shen, Angie Wang, Gene Wang, Daniel Kim, Henry Zhang, Hugh Zhang, Maggie Wang, Wenli Bai, and Jian Zhang.

Demo Sacrifice – SelfFeed

Selfeed, (Selfie + Feed), is social selfie-sharing with a twist. This app allows users to take photos of themselves with the front-facing camera. After the photo is taken they can add effects to the photo thanks to Radium One’s Effects SDK, and share the photo to Facebook or Twitter.

SelfFeed utilizes Lambda Labs Face Recognition API to determine if and how much the user is smiling. In order to take a photo, the user must smile legitimately, meaning no frowns, or “duckfaces”.

This app failed to function as designed during the demo, but Yonatan Oren was persistent and kept his cool on stage, so the judges awarded him our special prize for brilliant failure.

Best Game – StingSong

This raucous and wacky game let’s you control a bee with vocal noises to have it visit target flowers. The crowd enjoyed this demo so much, it was given an extra full minute to demonstrate, using voices and sliding flutes.


Well done Michael Hourigan and Lily Hourigan, a father-daughter team, and thanks to Apportable for sponsoring this category!

Game Runners-Up Galaxy Storm, BattleCross, GLSpiral, Hangman Challenge, MarsLander, and SplishSplash won free access to Apportable’s SDK.

Most Helpful – Shiu Ng

Every year, the organizers give out blue tickets to people who help others during the event. It can be be for any kind of assistance, especially for solving a problem. The tickets are given directly for work that is observed, or via recommendation from attendees.

This year, a volunteer from past events won Most Helpful with a total of 28 tickets. Shiu was awarded the Iron Man costume, as well as a Lightning-capable stereo speaker, and brand-new Apple Airport Extreme.

Second Most Helpful – Newton Chan

Another long-time volunteer was runner-up for Most Helpful. On site early, and working late, Newton with 25 tickets was awarded a brand-new Airport Extreme.

The organizers wish to thank all 56 constestants, and applaud the talent, bravery, and pure creativity of everyone who graced our stage this year! See our whole set of photos.

– The Organizers: Dom, Christopher, and Jennifer