Hike messenger, India’s free messaging app, is organising its first online hackfest – The HikeAthon for software developers. Software developers from across India are invited to participate in the three-day long online HikeAthon and compete against the crème de la crème of the developer community, as announced by the company in its press release.
Through this initiative, the company is aiming for gathering like-minded developers for the 3 day online hackfest. The HikeAthon was envisaged to give the budding young talent in India, a platform to showcase their zeal and skill to build beautiful and simple mobile apps. The developers can show their mobile development prowess on Android, iOS and Windows phone platforms.
The participants can win up to Rs. 10 Lacs in cash and goodies in this contest. The top cash prize is of INR 500,000 and beyond that, the participants have a chance to win iPads and also a chance to spend a day with the hike team.
The participation at the event is free but the participants must register in advance. Interested teams need to sign up at http://hike.in/hikeathon.
The event will start from December 19, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. IST, 2014 and will continue till December 22, 9:00 a.m. IST. The winners will be announced on 30th December.
Commenting on this contest, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, hike messenger said, “We’ve seen first hand how well design and technology can come together to help create a simple, elegant product for a market as large and diverse as India. With ‘The HikeAthon’, we want to reach out to the exciting new crop of Indian software developers who share our passion for crafting simple and beautiful mobile user experiences. This is a platform for developers in India to express their creativity and solve real user problems on the way.”