BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobile developers are to come together for an innovative hackathon at Apps World Germany. The Hackfest premieres in Berlin at the inaugural Apps World Germany event on April 22-23 at the CityCube, Berlin to challenge teams of mobile developers and designers to collaborate, innovate and create using the latest tools and technologies on a variety of cutting edge platforms for the opportunity to win up to €4000!
Partnering with one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to retail banks and the retail industry; Wincor Nixdorf, participants will be challenged to create a new app for Albert; the world’s first portable, multifunctional, interactive touchscreen payment device.
Based on the Android operating system it supports the deployment of third-part apps, providing a platform for the development of revolutionary retail or business focused applications and solutions. Participants will be given just two days to create an app or an app prototype that utilises the Aevi SDK to impress the judges and take home the cash prize.
Choosing Apps World Germany to host the Wincor Nixdorf Hackfest, Marc Birkner, General Manager of Sales & Operations for Cashless Payment Solutions at Wincor Nixdorf comments; “choosing Apps World Germany as the leading event for developers worldwide to host the Wincor Nixdorf Hackfest offers us the perfect platform to enrich Albert’s personality by inspiring developers to create exciting new apps.”
Ian Johnson founder of Apps World shares “we are thrilled that Wincor Nixdorf have chosen Apps World Germany to host the Wincor Nixdorf Hackfest Challenge. Albert is at the cutting edge of retail and mobile payments and I’m excited to see what the talented developer community will create and showcase at the event.”
Co-hosted with the Wincor Nixdorf Hackfest, the Blukii Wearables Hackfest will ask developers to utilise the state-of-the-art Blukii Wearables hardware including beacons, sensors and tags to develop and create unique software solutions that enable businesses to accelerate their existing ideas and allow them to become a reality.
The hackathon at Apps World Germany will be the first to utilise a new online platform; Hackfest, providing developers with an online portal to document, manage and showcase their creations whilst competing for cash prizes and Hackfest points.
The Hackfest will be commencing from 9am at Apps World Germany at the CityCube, Berlin from April 22-23 2015.