Weekend of Hacking with APIs, Appery.io

This past weekend I attended two events with hacking, APIs, mobile apps, and Appery.io platform. AT&T DevLab and AT&T Internet of Things Hackathon in New York City.

The first event actually started on Thursday, in Plano, TX. It was AT&T DevLab event: a one day training learning and using AT&T APIs such as SMS, In-app Messaging, and Speech. In the second half of the day, the students used Appery.io cloud platform to build a jQuery Mobile app with AT&T SMS API.

The morning started with Michale Pacholec explaining how to use SMS and In-app Messaging APIs with various examples:

More API learning:

Delicious lunch is served:

As I was walking around the Foundry, I saw someone using Appery.io platform:

Once all the APIs were covered, we spent the remaining of the day using Appery.io to build a jQuery Mobile app with AT&T SMS API. The app looked like this: Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 1.35.40 PM It’s an excellent way to end the training, putting everything together and creating a real mobile app that talks to one of the APIs covered earlier in the day. In under an hour, over 40 students were able to build a jQuery Mobile app. That’s pretty amazing. The next day I flew to New York City to attend the AT&T Internet of Things Hackathon. As usual, the event started with a number of presentations showing various tools that can be used during the hackathon. Ben Nelson is launching the hackathon:


I’m showing how fast and easy it is to build app connected to APIs with Appery.io:



This was the healthiest hackathon I ever attended. On Saturday morning they served oatmeal and egg whites sandwiches! Both items are gone in the picture:

At 11am on Saturday, I has the privilege to teach high school kids about building mobile apps in Appery.io:


Future mobile developers:


I couldn’t stay for final presentations as I had to fly back home but a good number of teams used Appery.io to build their apps with various cloud APIs.

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