Route Mobile Limited (“Route Mobile”), one of the leading cloud communication platform service providers to enterprises, over-the-top (“OTT”) players, and mobile network operators, today announced the winners of Its first-ever international hackathon via its flagship developer program RAPID (Route Mobile API Developer Network). The Twelve-week flagship global event aimed to connect & bring the global API developers together to build a community to solve real-world problems. This hackathon attracted more than 7,000+ registrations from 90+ countries, with 47 projects making it to the prototype round. Finally, 12 teams were shortlisted who got a chance to showcase their prototype and top 3 winners were announced today.
RAPID – The Global Open API Challenge for Developers is a Hackathon that tasked the developers to identify real-world situations, create simple yet innovative solutions that are future-ready, and be inspired by associating with a global CPaaS leader. The developers designed their innovation solutions utilizing Route Mobile’s APIs not limited to – Messaging (A2P), Voice, Email, WhatsApp Business API, Viber Business Messaging, and RCS Business Messages. They were encouraged to leverage next-generation technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Blockchain, NLP, Chatbot, etc., that enable deeper engagement through Route Mobile’s communications platform.
The winning teams are mentioned below –
Winner – Team TroubleShooters
– HealthTech Project – Ensuring Citizen health always
– Jayit Saha | Ishita Dasgupta
First Runner-up – Team B2Tech
– EduTech Project – e-Class Assistance Platform for Education system
– Harsh Pandey | Anmol Sahu | Abhinav Tripathi
Second Runner-up – Team KuberTechies
– HyperLocal Retail Project – CashOp – Rethink Retail
– Raghav Maheshwari | Tanisha Sabherwal
Mr. Rajdipkumar Gupta, MD & Group CEO said, “We’re driven by innovation and guided by a Cloud-First approach, empowering enterprises and developers to communicate with their customers globally through our omnichannel communication APIs. Especially developers, who are an important part of our ecosystem, helping us build innovative solutions using our APIs that seamlessly integrate with multiple communication channels.” He further added, “Through RAPID’s Global API Challenge, we were able to encourage the developers and technology enthusiasts to think of out-of-the-box solutions that would pave the way for simplified communications in the immediate future. This platform will help the contestants to showcase their talent on a global scale.”
Rajdip Gupta, MD & Group CEO, said “The payment process and collection cycle can be both annoying and cumbersome. Our instant payment solution facilitates easy payments / collections by embedding our URL management platform AcculyncTM for users to use our Tap2Pay with their app of choice. This allows customers to make payments on a single click, making the payment collections hassle-free, thereby delivering a more connected experience for enterprises & customers.”
Mr. Milind Pathak, Group Chief Business Officer said, “Our mission through RAPID is to create, connect, and manage a repository of communication APIs that could help businesses leverage multiple communication channels to engage with their customers.” He further added, “RAPID provides a fantastic platform to the global developer community, and brings as many bright minds together as possible and pool their problem-solving skills and come up with innovative solutions that can be created from scratch. The winners are a validation to our philosophy, that access to easy API’s for communication channels top developers solves real world problems, as seen by teams solving problems for medical / education / hyperlocal commerce.”
Digital innovation in connected devices is constantly changing the way we communicate, which in turn creates immersive opportunities for developers to leverage new-age APIs that aid automation to simplify communications. Using the RAPID platform as a segue, Route Mobile could challenge the skills and expertise of global developers to come up with problem-solving ideas and get noticed in the global arena.
About Route Mobile Limited (www.routemobile.com) BSE: 543228; NSE: ROUTE)
Established in 2004, Route Mobile Limited (“RML”) is a cloud communications platform service provider, catering to enterprises, over-the-top (OTT) players, and mobile network operators (MNO). RML’s portfolio comprises solutions in messaging, voice, email, SMS filtering, analytics, and monetization. RML has a diverse enterprise client base across a broad range of industries including social media companies, banks and financial institutions, e-commerce entities, and travel aggregators. RML is headquartered in Mumbai, India with a global presence in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America.
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