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Over the last weekend we participated at a very cool hackathon organized by Team Distinction, a very successful, Budapest-based startup creating amazing mobile apps. We have wanted to meet them since 2010 when we first saw their unique Windows Phone app, Cocktail Flow.

The Hackathon

The idea of the hackathon was to create a viable mobile app from scratch in 24h.

Here is the Hackathon website:
*Information and the cover image are taken from the website.

The Disctinction HQ is wonderful and the people were very welcoming.

Distinction Hackathon
Distinction Hackathon
Distinction Hackathon

The Teams

There were 9 teams, 9 cool ideas and 29 participants.

Team Boston
Project B  – mobile CMS for events

Team Reykjavik
Poke – Android and iOS app for lent items management

Team Cambridge
So. – location based, iOS app that helps people connect

Team Miami
WRKON – iOS app that helps teams more engaged by sharing their work

Team Dubai
Weat – Windows Phone and web app, fun food ordering tool for teams/co-working partners

Team Cupertino
Balance – iOS app to organize your life better

Team Bangkok
FaceRace – iOS game to recognize Facebook friends

Team Vienna
Beany – Windows Phone social network for 2 people, the future mom and dad

We joined at the last moment and we are glad we were accepted.
Team Timisoara
Ready Set Holiday – Windows Phone holiday preparation app, completely redesigned.

The Jury

Important personalities from Budapest.

  • Nóra Ördög – TV Host , RTL Klub
  • László Cseh – World champion and Olympic medalist Hungarian swimmer
  • Szabolcs Lippé – Technical Audience Lead Microsoft
  • Balázs Tóth – Tech Journalist


5:00PM – Teams pitch their ideas.
5:30PM – Start.

5:30PM – Finish and presentations.
6:30PM – Jury decides and the winner is announced.

Meanwhile, besides designing and coding there were other championships with prizes 🙂

Foosball championshipDistinction Hackathon
FIFA championshipDistinction Hackathon

The Winner

was team Dubai, with their very useful and cool app, Weat. Congrats! and we hope to use it soon. 🙂
There were also two prizes from Microsoft, one won by Team Reykjavik with Poke application and one by us.

5:30 FinishDistinction Hackathon
The Jury also receive awardsDistinction Hackathon

Our App

We are very grateful to Bálint who helped us with the design and also to Zoli, for a very nice app icon.
Our app is a completely new and redesigned version, developed for Windows Phone.
We are working on it and will soon publish it. Stay tuned!

Pablo and the awesome guys from the hackathon

Distinction Hackathon