Berlin MediaHackDay

what3words attended the MediaHackDay hackathon as an API partner over the weekend. Held at the Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator in Berlin, the event saw 20 teams of developers and designers hacking together car and transportation orientated apps. Other API partners present included Spotify, TomTom, Der Spiegal and Bosch.

Some fun, crazy, interesting, useful (and not so useful) apps were produced in equal measure. The winner of the what3words API prize went to an innovative mashup of the TomTom, Spotify and what3words APIs. Named what3trackz, the in-car app enabled users to navigated to 3 word addresses within the TomTom navigation platform while simultaneously streaming songs from Spotify that included the 3 words in their title.

More details on all the projects can be seen here and the what3trackz code can be found on github.