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From AAA Hack Day to Phase II of “Innovating Insurance in My Life”

The OSU App Center has recently assisted AAA Oklahoma in hosting the AAA Hack Day – Oklahoma State University’s first, full 24-hour mobile app development contest held on campus. While it was a successful event for everyone involved in the competition, the App Center is quickly transitioning back to focusing on the second phase of the “Innovating Insurance in My Life” competition.

AAA Hack Day Winners Named at Oklahoma State University

FLARE, an app focused on the best way to prevent and/or respond to an emergency while traveling, was the $3,000 top prize winner at AAA Hack Day, a first-time mobile application development contest hosted by the Oklahoma State University App Center, AAA Oklahoma and AAA Club Partners (ACP).

Oklahoma State Student Takes a Day to Hack

The Oklahoma State University App Center started its first “Hack Day” on Friday. Hack Day is a competition among OSU students that last 24 hours. The event is sponsored by AAA Oklahoma and AAA Club Partners.

Hack Day lets OSU students create an iOS app that will be judged at the end of the competition. Cristi Goettel, communications specialist for AAA, said a panel of four judges in the competition, representing both experts in the feild and AAA, will make the final decisions.

App Contest Attracts 17 Teams at OSU - Spring 2014

Seventeen teams of students have registered to compete in the second phase of the OSU App Center’s “Innovating Insurance in My Life” mobile app contest, more than double the number that entered this phase in last year’s contest.

OSU App Center Approves Three Homegrown Apps for Funding

The OSU App Center’s steering committee has awarded three mobile application concepts that involve live broadcasting, alcohol moderation and robot control a total of $15,000 in development funding. Each of the selected app creators and their teams will receive $5,000 worth of developmental and business resources to help produce and commercialize their mobile apps. 

The specific projects which will receive OSU App Center funding include:

Final Two Ideas Announced!! - Fall 2013

The OSU App Center, partnering with AAA Oklahoma and CSAA insurance group, announced its top two ideas for round two of the first phase of the 2013 mobile app competition. “Insuring my Life” and “Bumped” were selected as finalists for the competition.

AppCenter Announces Top 10 Ideas for Phase 1 - Fall 2013

The OSU AppCenter has announced the names of the top 10 app ideas in the App competition. The panel of judges from AAA selected the most promising 10 app ideas to advance to the next round of the Phase 1 competition.

Phase 1 Top 10 ideas (in no particular order):

AAA, Cowboy Technologies sponsor second annual app competition

Teams of students, faculty, staff and alumni at Oklahoma State University are being invited to compete for more than $20,000 in cash awards in the second annual app competition that started this week. AAA Oklahoma, CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, and Cowboy Technologies are teaming up with Oklahoma State University App Center to sponsor the competition to showcase creativity.

App Center Hopes to Foster Campus-Wide Mobile App Ideas

STILLWATER, OKLA. – What began as just an idea more than a year ago launched into a fully functional app development center at Oklahoma State University on Monday. In early 2012, Cowboy Technologies CEO Steve Wood recognized the need to create a collaborative environment with the mission to aid, develop and foster OSU community-wide app ideas.

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