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By Beth Bacheldor

Hacking Competition Aims to Spur Development of RFID, Bluetooth and NFC Apps

Technology incubator AccelerateNFC and Flomio, a provider of proximity ID solutions and services, have announced an app-developing competition, TrackHack, designed to spur development of proximity identification solutions employing ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons or Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID for the Internet of Things (IoT).

TrackHack is designed to demystify enterprise-grade asset tracking hardware for mobile and web developers, according to the two companies. Registration is now open the first hackathon, scheduled for Nov. 13-15, 2015, in London. The second is scheduled for March 11-12, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

For the inaugural TrackHack events, developers can choose between different categories, including security, marketing and advertising, social, gaming, payments and track and trace. For example, in marketing and advertising, hackers might work on developing new ways for brands to engage with their customers, while those building for track and trace might focus on asset tracking, enterprise visibility or supply chain management. The top three apps (as selected by the judges) in each category will win cash (first place gets $5,000, second place gets $3,400 and third gets $1,500). Other prizes will also be awarded.

Sponsors include Interactive Ventures, NFC Bootcamp, Blue Bite, Omni-ID, HID Global and Rain RFID.

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