Nudge win London Hackathon as judged by Mark Zuckerberg

Toby, Mark, Iskandar and Geoff at the Facebook Garage London

Ever tried to go to a Facebook party and found the tube lines were down? Our entry in the recent Facebook Developer Garage London Hackathon saves you the pain.

The hackathon gave us 5 hours to write a cool Facebook app that used the new Open Graph API Facebook recently unveiled.

TubeWarning (http://www.tubewarning.com) checks your Facebook events and two hours before an event checks the tube lines for you.  If they are down you get a nice email telling you what the problems are. Nice, simple and it just works.

Mark Zuckerberg said to me the next day “I told David Cameron about your app this morning, and he thought it was pretty cool!”.

Cool indeed. Thanks Mark!

Toby presents on stage

Tube Warning in action - thanks to the winning team which consisted of Pankaj Naug, Rafal Wieczorek and Steve Folkes.

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2 thoughts on “Nudge win London Hackathon as judged by Mark Zuckerberg

  1. Jimmy Tidey July 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm Reply

    Big ups and hats off. It’s a good app…

    Also well done TfL for releasing the real time tube data. (Not sure if this works off that, but none the less.)

    • Toby Beresford July 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm Reply

      Thanks Jimmy!

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