Blackberry JamHack 2012 Crowns Australian Winner

A few days ago we told you about the Indonesian JamHack 2012 Winner. Now there is a winner from Australia! Team Hive won for their region and will be competing against other teams for the Asia Pacific region title. Their prize is an all expense paid trip to Bangkok for Blackberry Jam. Not too shabby for 40 hours of coding and producing a winning Blackberry 10 app.

“The winning team blew the judges away with their creativity and technical skills”, said Christopher Saunders, Application Development Consultant at RIM Australia. “The team’s app, Hive, is a clever system which allows employees in an organisation to easily access a ridesharing network for taxi trips in order to cut down on costs involved for corporate travel. We hope the team can take out the title for Australia at Blackberry Jam Asia in Bangkok.”

Lyn Nagara, representing team Hive, said, “We enjoyed the BlackBerry JamHack event and were really pleased when we were announced as the competition winners with our Hive app. Our strategy was to develop an app which allowed us to take advantage of BlackBerry 10’s superior security and intuitive user experience. We are looking forward to showcasing Hive during the APAC finals at BlackBerry Jam Asia.”