Credit Card Transaction App Rambler Wins TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon


TechCrunch Disrupt, the startup conference held twice a year in New York and San Francisco, kicked off their spring edition with a 24-hour hackathon. The $5000 top prize (just a note hackers: Decoded, the fashion focused hackathon associated with the conference, had a top prize of $10,000, so consider fashion tech a serious option for your next hack) went to a web app that helps users map their purchases.

Rambler, created by William Hockey, Zach Perret and Michael Kelly, is a web app that lets users view their credit and debit card transactions on a map. During the dev process, the team tapped the Foursquare API for locations and the Plaid API to access user spending data. {TechCrunch}

Though FourSquare can’t seem to get a lot of love from investors, who want to see more revenue growth from the company, it remains an API favorite at hackathons and with developers building location aware apps.

Rambler’s team is also behind Plaid, which already has an app connecting Foursquare data with Square swipes, so the win isn’t a completely new idea, but should serve as a bit of a boost for the existing startup.

Learn to Drive, a virtual driving instructor app, and Radical, an embeddable calendar, were first and second runners up.


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