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ORANGE SA : Orange announces the winners of the Paris to Berlin Hackathon dedicated to joyn in partnership with Deutsche Telekom

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09/30/2013 | 12:10pm EST

Orange and Deutsche Telekom via their respective developer program, Orange Partner and Developer Garden.created this coding contest in order to immerse the French and German developer ecosystems in the new GSMA communication standard joyn environment. With joyn, customers can benefit during their calls from simultaneous IM, video sharing or files transfer, across any compatible device or network, with anyone in their mobile address book.

The 1st session of the "Paris to Berlin" hackathon invited developers to code all weekend long in order to create rich communications apps using the set of joyn APIs. The challenge was divided in 4 different categories (Best joyn app, combination of joyn and WebRTC, Best app using the greatest number of  APIs and Best enterprise app). Participants were helped by Orange experts and got access to an android Software Development Kit (SDK) and dedicated network APIs and also explored the possibilities of technologies such as WebRTC.
The contest took place in a symbolic venue, Simplon.co, which is a start-up factory empowering entrepreneur-programmers by training every 5 months 24 underprivileged smart people on web development, and help them to build web start-ups for social good.
Gathered in teams, the developers coded for 48 hours straight and had everything they needed to eat, drink and even sleep on site. The challenge was to create amazing communications user experiences with solutions working on real phones and on a real network. The applications were presented to the panel of judges composed by Sylvain Hou, Head of Communications services Marketing at Orange France, Christophe Ducamp from Mydatalabs, Emmanuel Venisse, a WebRTC expert, Bob Lovett from GSMA and Marco Roeder from Deutsche Telekom.

Commenting the results, Luc Bretones, Executive Director of Orange Technocentre and President of the jury said: "It is very exciting to see the wealth of use cases and imagine how our European customers will be using native joyn devices in their daily lives. The hackathon is a great example of operators collaboration, the commitment of Orange to reinforce its role in the developer and start-ups ecosystem by opening its core assets and use this event to tune the joyn APIs we will launch in 2014."

the winners are:

  • Best joyn app: Live Browsing, developed by Jean-Marc Auffret and Edward Latter to share web browsing between two mobiles
  • Best combination of joyn and Web RTC: Marmalade Cloud by Arbi Akhina, Yul Frankenberg, Safwen Khalloufi, Julien Messina and Bilel Msekni a content sharing platform (music, audio, video) via Web and on mobile allowing artists to play live and keep contact with their fans. This team included the youngest hackathon participant who is 15-years old. 
  • Best app using multiple APIs: Kitchen Chat by Aniello del Sorbo, Jonathan Kongolo, Peng Jiang, Marcella Maltese and Alexandre Pawlak, a joyn-based communications service for chef restaurants to interact with their customers bearing in mind their dietary or allergic preferences.
  • Best enterprise app: Visio Trade, by Jérôme Derozard, Fabien Mabon and Jay Salvat, an instant trading marketplace which allows users to quickly buy and sell products and discuss via video chat with potential buyers/sellers around them.
  • Special jury's price: Whiteboard, developed by Ming Huang, allowing to share a whiteboard to write and draw between two mobiles.

A weekend trip to Berlin, Droidcon tickets for London, Paris or Berlin and hardware were offered to the winning teams. In addition, the best applications will be demoed at the RCS Summit in Berlin in October and featured on the Orange Partner website.
The Deutsche Telekom event will take place in Berlin from October 18th to 20th. This is an occasion to present the successful cross-activities of both operators through concrete application developments using joyn APIs.
More on the events on Twitter #joynhack

about Orange Partner

Orange Partner is the Group initiative for developers and start-ups, promoting and exposing a new portfolio of APIs around Orange core services platforms: rich communications, cloud, broadband, connected objects, NFC & payment, multiscreen entertainment, open data. Orange Partner is a launch-pad for building partnerships with the ecosystem in an open environment, encouraging innovation in and around our brand to accelerate service creation, for the benefit of Orange customers. For more information www.orangepartner.com or @OrangePartner on Twitter

about Orange

Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and has 168,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2013, including 103,000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the Group has a total customer base of more than 231 million customers at 30 June 2013, including 174 million mobile customers and 15 million fixed broadband customers worldwide. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
For more information on the internet and on your mobile: www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com, www.orange-innovation.tv ou pour nous suivre sur Twitter : @presseorange
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange or Orange Brand Services Limited.

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