Developers Show Off Super Brain Waves at the 2013 AT&T Developer Summit

   Developers Show Off Super Brain Waves at the 2013 AT&T Developer Summit

Over 2,700 Attendees Make 2013 Summit Largest-Ever

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 15, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Innovation ruled the day at the 2013
AT&T Developer Summit, recently held in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, the day before
the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. The Summit kicked off with executive
keynotes announcing news about AT&T* APIs and future plans for new platforms
and included 39 breakout sessions, as well as dinner and evening entertainment
for attendees. A Hackathon, held over the two days leading up to the Summit,
offered developers a chance to compete for over $125,000 in cash and prizes.

Over 470 attendees from the Hackathon formed 70 teams and were challenged to
develop apps over 26 hours among five categories:

  oCall Management API
  oConnected Cars
  oMachine to Machine apps
  oContact Management
  oU-verse Live TV platform

Each team presented their app to a panel of judges with the top three invited
to return the next morning to present a two minute "Fast Pitch" in front of
thousands of developers attending the Summit keynote session.

First place and a prize of $30,000 went to Ruggero Scorcioni for his
"GoodTimes" app. Scorcioni developed an application that utilized a pair of
Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears. The ears are designed to move when your brain is
active and Scorcioni utilized signals from the ears to develop an app using
the AT&T Call Management and AT&T M2M APIs to routes calls to an automated
response when the person's thoughts are occupied.

Second place and $10,000 was awarded to Brad Roller, Jeremy Lizza, Basil
Udoudoh, Walt Austin and J.D. Jordan. Their "Talk To You Now (TTYN)" app also
uses AT&T's Call Management API. TTYN can convert voice to text and text to
voice, allowing users to maintain a seamless phone conversation in real-time.
The app has potentially significant benefits for both the speech and hearing
impaired.

Third place went to Mark Davis with his "HearHere" app, earning him $5,000.
HearHere is a Windows Phone app using the AT&T Call Management API that
creates a social network based on the sounds of a particular location – spoken
reviews or interesting background noise of a certain restaurant, for instance.

General Motors sponsored a Connected Car Challenge as part of the Hackathon,
in which 20 teams of developers created automotive-themed apps and competed to
win a 2013 Chevy Volt.

First place winners Kyle Sleeper, Nic Meliones and Fredrick Thornton,
developed the "QuickTrip" app that allows a driver to build a list of errands
from their phones and sync that list with the car. Built upon GM's recently
launched software developer kit (SDK), the vehicle determines the most
efficient route for a driver to complete those tasks. QuickTrip also included
a "heads-up display" to project relevant driving cues onto the windshield so a
driver can keep their eyes on the road and not on their navigation
system.

Quotes

"In 2012 alone, the AT&T Developer Program added almost 12,000 new members and
continues to grow," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices and
Developer Services, AT&T. "AT&T is very proud of our longstanding commitment
to the developer community and our collaboration with developers to bring our
customers more powerful, useful, and efficient apps through our APIs and the
newly announced Alpha API Program."

"AT&T's Call Management API steps into the broader world of voice services.
The open API makes it easy for Web-centric developers to build and deploy
custom voice applications using their familiar tools," said Brian Washburn of
Current Analysis.

AT&T Developer Program

Launched in 1996, the AT&T Developer Program is the longest-standing U.S.
wireless carrier developer program. With a membership totaling more than
31,000 active developers, the program has ranked best among all U.S. carriers
for the sixth consecutive year by Evans Data Corporation. Key Developer
Program highlights include the newly launched AT&T API Platform, including
access to the AT&T Speech API, powered by the AT&T WATSON(SM) speech
transcription engine. Other benefits include access to Software Development
Kits, and device specifications; developer support through blogs, forums and
webcasts; and numerous developer-focused hackathons and training events
throughout the year. Membership is free to all athttp://developer.att.com. 

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