Mar. 29, 2015

Datefort App Wins Hackfort2 Hackathon

Hackfort2 served as the perfect opportunity for the city of Boise to try an experiment. The city made all its public data accessible to the tech-minded types to create an app during Hackathon. 

There were a total of eight apps entered into this year's inaugural Hackathon. They included an app made for visitors to Boise with events, restaurants and outdoor activities; an app devoted to connecting people who want to join sporting games around a Boise park; another app linking up Boise art and historical sites to Wikipedia information; a trail challenger app; and a Pac-Man-like game that uses parking meters around Boise to collect virtual coins.

The Hackathon winning app was Datefort, created by a group of seven computer programmers from out-of-state. 

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Dec. 29, 2014

Access Idaho Mobile App Named as Innovation that Mattered in 2014

by ​Jess Flynn

GovLoop recently named Access Idaho’s mobile application, OntheGo, as one of 30 Innovations That Mattered in 2014.  

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Jul. 27, 2016

Student Earns National Recognition for Virtual Reality App

by Boise State University

Singled out among thousands of developers, one Boise State student has been recognized by a national gaming company for creating a “must have” application for virtual reality game development. Colby Morgan, a sophomore in the Games, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology (GIMM) program, developed the Object Interaction System, a gaze-based interaction setup for projects made in the Unity engine that makes creating virtual reality systems easier.

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Mar. 15, 2017

C of I Students Develop New Political App RepCheck

by The College of Idaho

What’s your congress person’s name? Have you ever sent them an email? Have you ever called them? Those are the questions College of Idaho senior Leo Yousif asks whenever he talks about the new app he’s trying to develop—RepCheck.

RepCheck is an app which would help constituents craft emails to send to their legislators, thus letting their voices be heard in a productive way.

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Jul. 22, 2016

BSU Student’s ‘Bike Idaho’ App Wins Grand Prize In Idaho Tech Challenge

Boise State University's Josh White won the grand prize and Best of Tourism award in the Idaho Tech Challenge, a competition put on by AT&T, the Idaho Technology Council and Gov. Butch Otter's office.

The contest challenged university students to create an educational software application focused on agriculture, health care or tourism. White's submission, titled “Bike Idaho," shows Idaho’s scenic byways in map or list form, with pictures, elevation, and distance to provide users with tools to find and enjoy cycling in the Gem State. Winners receive cash prizes and potential mentoring and networking with the AT&T Foundry. BSU students were awarded a total of $17,000 in prizes, according to a press release.

"Our goal was to use technology as a way for university level students to challenge each other while creating something that benefits their home state,” stated Carl Gipson with AT&T External Affairs. 

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Jan. 7, 2016

Treefort Music Fest Announces Latest Hackfort 365 Event: Get Your App In Gear

by Treefort Music Fest

Treefort Music Fest is excited to announce the next installment of Hackfort 365: Get Your App In Gear, hosted at Trailhead Boise (500 S 8th Street, Boise) on Tuesday, January 19th at 5:30pm. 

Get Your App In Gear is a two-part event focused on apps created for and by Boise area residents and will kick off with a presentation by the Treefort App Team. Comprised of a group of volunteers from Whitecloud Analytics, the team will showcase the all new Treefort App, reveal how they organize and how they find time and locations to work together, which major technologies they’re using to stay productive and agile and how they plan what is next and handle our feature list.

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