Hackathon apps to make merchants happy

An application that makes it easier for merchants to call in replacement staff won first prize at Ingenico’s first Hackathon for Innovation. The competition in November challenged 80 developers to come up with new HTML5 applications for merchants to offer value-added services from payment terminals.

Four finalist teams received €4000 and were invited to refine and present their projects at the Ingenico Group booth at the Cartes exhibition in Paris. The runner-up projects were ‘Shopeaz’, an application that allows small traders to offer click-and-collect; ‘Agora’, an application to digitize local classified ads; and ‘Pay&win’, an application for online gambling.

Relive the highlights of the hackathon