Space-O Team Wins Hackathon in AppFest 2013 at IIM, Ahmedabad

Space-O Team, who proudly calls themselves as Space-O Ninja have won the AppFest 2013 Hackathon held at IIM, Ahmedabad during 26-28 July, 2013.

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Name of the team members are:

  1. Amit Patolia, Android Developer
  2. Tarun Patel, Android Developer
  3. Nisarg Patel, Android Developer, 
  4. Gaurang Bhatt, Database/Backend Developer
  5. Vijay Prajapati, Graphic Designer

About the App Concept that got first price of Rs.75,000/-

Concept: Book Barter

Book Barter is a book exchange platform that increases your knowledge, saves money, connects with like-minded people and works 24×7. Not only that, it saves tree!

How to use the app:

It is a simple 4 step process: Register for free. Upload books using camera. Search and send barter request. Start exchanging the books.

Technical features:
Push notifications, Maps & GPS, Social Networks, Hosted on Amazon Cloud, Uses Amazon and Google APIs, Scan ISBN codes to get the book information via camera.

To check the feasibility of the concept, as a part of development we conducted a survey of 106 users and the survey results said:

There are 6200+books available for barter exchange in the IIM itself right now!
Commercial value of those books are 18+ lakhs!

The whole Space-O Team is extremely delighted for the overall team efforts everyone has experienced.


Spaceotechnologies took responsibility to help see the project through to completion. I also liked their effective use of the project management platform which helped keep up-to-date and communicate well. Will be glad to work with you again in the future.Amir
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