Pindow is the last of our 4 award winners at LAHacks. Pindow is a Retail Shopping Application created by a team of students at Santa Clara University. From left, the team includes Hongsen He (MSc ’14), A.J. Rodriguez, Daljeet Virdi (’14), and Guilherme Carvalho (MSc ’15).
We store all of our product’s information on Rollbase. It was very easy integrating Rollbase REST API. Everytime a product is found, the app issues a GET request to our Rollbase backend to retrieve information about the price and the product’s information using a unique identifier that is on each Gimbal Beacons. We also used Rollbases’ impressive Security and Authentication platform to implement “Single Sign On”.
This hack is a great example of how to combine the value of Rollbase with the benefits of mobile and the Internet of Things. Rollbase would also provide a collection of pages (or mobile apps in the next release) that can be used to interact directly with the Data Sources used by the app. Congrats to the team!