by @Erika. This article originally appeared in the Zuora Blog
We did something very special at Subscribed this yearwe hosted our very first Hackathon.
Participating developers got to skip the learning curve on using our new APIs, learn everything about how to integrate Zuora upstream and downstream, and perhaps most importantly, play with our awesome new Hosting Platform, where anyone can quickly develop and deploy apps against their Zuora environments.
The rules were pretty simple. All the solutions had to be built as apps for Zuora Connect. No team could be larger than three people. Developers could set up their environments beforehand, but could only code within a 48-hour window. And the category winners got some truly awesome prizes: a GoPro Hero 5, an iPad Mini, an AppleWatch Series 2, or an HTC Vive VR system.
And now for our amazing winners, who spent an average of 15 hours each on their apps. It was truly amazing to see how much they could accomplish in only a few hours on the new Hosting Platform on Zuora Connect:
For Best User Interface, Jonathan Mayhak of Delta Defense created a sleek, intuitive app that seamlessly integrates metadata to create complex rate plans.
Tristan Ratchford and Eric Yu of Price Intelligently won for Most Reusable Solution with a simple, elegant connector to the PI Retain Product.
The award for Most Amount of Work in Two Days went to Owen Carpenter of Ford, who built an amazing new email app that can send product details in different languagesand he also threw in a mobile app that he demod with!
And the Best Overall prize was one of the coolest apps weve seen yet. Drew Parker of Box built an amazing rules engine that lets you set up a discrete set of rules and validate them in real time.
Congratulations to all our winners!
We cant wait to see those new apps in Zuora Connect, which now features over 100 apps and over 50 participating partners who have published ISVs.
And dont forget to check out that new App Hosting Service and connect today at Zuora Connect!