During Make Hacks 2015 Hackathon last weekend at Make School, Vallab Karanam, Adiyan Kaul, Shreyas Patankar, and Varun Shenoy built an app called ResQ. They were extremely touched by the current events in Paris and the ongoing crisis in Syria. ResQ is a cross-platform application which solves the housing and shelter issues in these areas.
Out of the approximately 40 other teams who competed, ResQ placed 3rd overall and won the Lyft "Social Good" prize as well. Feel free to click on one of the links below.
You can access it at: http://refugee.paperplane.io
Our Devpost is at http://devpost.com/software/resq
Our promotional video: http://tinyurl.com/resqpromo
Our website to download the app: http://resq.paperplane.io/
Another team of students from Tino (Ayush Jain, Sriharsha Guduguntla, Rishan Girish, and Kiran Kunigiri) won Make Hacks Fall 2015 hackathon for the Dailymotion’s best “social media” hack. They built a Web and iOS app called QuikBux that allows people to hire others for small jobs to earn quick cash in 24 hours. They earned 5th place out of 45 - 50 teams that competed! The web development was done by Ayush and Sriharsha while the iOS Development was done by Kiran and Rishan.
Github Repo: https://github.com/QuikBux
Their MakeHacks Presentation: https://youtu.be/vk26-MyJtgw