Are you at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon? Here is how to build your app fast (so you can get some sleep)

Posted: September 6th, 2013Author:

Does you hack include a mobile app?  Appery.io is the fastest way to create a complete app across iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Mobile Web.   There is nothing to install.  You develop in the browser and you can easily collaborate with your team members because the projects can be shared in the cloud.  Also, because Appery.io has built in support for many of the APIs that are sponsoring the hackathon, it is super easy to integrate to those services and win more prices!  Appery.io is the best way to complete your hack in time and still catch some sleep!

In fact, when we launched the Appery at TechCrunch Disrupt New York earlier this year, Appery.io was the most widely used product in the hackathon.  Over 30 teams chose Appery.io to build their projects, including many of the winners!  For more on this see:

Appery.io Steals the Show at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon!

The list of prebuilt API plugins includes:

  • Crunchbase
  • PeerIndex
  • Pearson
  • Twilio
  • Yammer
  • Weather Underground
  • ESPN
  • Many other APIs (see list here), including many Mashery APIs

Even if the API you want to use is not pre-built, it is super easy to integrate with it on the fly.  Check out this and this (two minute videos) to learn how.

To get started:

  1. Register for a free Appery.io account.   With this link, you will have access to our “Standard” plan, normally a paid service.  If you already have a free Appery.io, you can upgrade it with this promo code:  disruptsf13 (go to Account, Change Plan, select Standard, and enter the code)
  2. Check out our docs.  Be sure to check out our product tour playlist you YouTube (there are plenty of other videos on our YouTube channel)
  3. Check out our tutorials for specific API plugins (including many that are sponsoring the hackathon!)
  4. If you need help, contact support@appery.io or check out our forum

Best of luck at the Hackathon!  We can’t wait to see what you build, please send us an email link to your finished project!