At our recent Future of Retail Hackathon, eleven teams competed by building retail apps that would improve the Retail sector for consumers, employees and retailers.

The creative application of new mobile technologies are making the Retail sector an incredibly exciting place to be.

Social media, robotics, image recognition, near field communication, artificial intelligence, beacons and geofencing technologies mean that the smartphone will become essential to the retail experience.

Those retailers who can best harness this technology will outlast their competition and win the favour of their customers.

We’re really excited to showcase the winning projects from the day.

 

BEST EXECUTION: WORKM8

workM8 improves workplace culture and efficiency by allowing Store Management to automate processes and track staff accountability.

workM8 improves workplace culture and efficiency by allowing Store Management to automate processes and track staff accountability.

 

MOST INNOVATIVE: FRUGALSHOP

FrugalShop helps users get the best deal from nearby retailers. FrugalShop helps users get the best deal from nearby retailers.

 

MOST CLIENT VALUE: JASMINE

Jasmine combines mobile and in store experiences with personal shopping assistants that are armed with information about the customer upon arrival. Jasmine combines mobile and in store experiences with personal shopping assistants that are armed with information about the customer upon arrival.

 

PEOPLE’s CHOICE: PROFOMO

proFOmo is an app that allows consumers to follow items and brands so that they can be notified of promotions that matter to them. proFOmo is an app that allows consumers to follow items and brands so that they can be notified of promotions that matter to them.

You can also download a PDF summary of all the projects created on the day.

 

HUGE THANKS!

A big heartfelt thanks to our judges from Coles, Vicinity Centres and Officeworks for taking the time out of their days to come along and help us decide on the winners. Your questions, comments and feedback provided us with more thinking fuel to improve our ideas even further. We hope you had as much as fun as we did!

Well done to all the teams that participated! The hackathon was an incredible display of your skills, expertise and creativity. We are so proud to have such a diverse, motivated and passionate team that works so collaboratively together to build software that makes a difference.

 

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the hackathon, please contact us.

 

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