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Data Hack Iceland update: third-party apps being built on digi.me!

Our Data Hack Iceland 2017 event last month was a huge success, and we thought it was about time we gave you an update about some of the great ideas that sprung to life there.

Four of the apps – VaxAbroad, Sensei, Fin-Tin-Der and digi.me meets Arion Banki – are now coming to life as part of the first suite of third-party apps being built on the digi.me platform – a very exciting time for both us and their creators!

VaxAbroad, which was the non-profit category winner at the hackathon, makes it easy to inform people what vaccinations are needed for different countries. Check out some screenshots here.

Sensei is an AI bot that runs natively on your phone and is able to chat you, providing useful information based on your social media, health and financial data. For example, Sensei can tell you if you are spending too much on lattes at Starbucks this month. See more here.

Fin-Tin-Der is the future of dating apps, basing matches on people’s finances and spending habits. So it looks at things such as what are the top five merchants you spend money with? And would you date someone who shared favourite brands such as IKEA, Iceland Air, Amazon, Crunch Fitness and KFC?

Digi.me meets Arion Banki is an app that captures and imports your transaction data from Icelandic banks into your digi.me app.

Work is also progressing on grand prize winner Tinderest, an app that understands your preferences, social behaviour, financial information and health data, with a view to including it on a new travel app – more on that when we can share it!

Tinderest uses matching algorithms and AI to automatically suggests things to do in a new destination based on the behaviour of other people with similar profiles, needs and tastes – check it out here.

So all in all, a very exciting suite of apps to start our third-party journey with – we’ll keep you updated, as always, when we have new developments to share!


Come and join the digi.me personal data hackathon

Calling all developers, designers and entrepreneurs (or indeed anyone with curiosity and flare!).

Are you interested in building personalised online experiences without losing control over or the privacy of your personal data?

Then our Data Hack Iceland hackathon is for you!

Being held on October 7 and 8 in Reykjavík, Iceland, the #letsgetpersonal event will feature personalised data, health and social data challenges.

Two identified so far are the digi.me challenge: build a cool innovative app using digi.me’s Consent Access platform with a focus on health and finance as Dattaca Labs and digi.me make private sharing real.

There is also a Code for a Cause challenge, looking at how we can better use open or user contributed data to give deeper insights into or tackle social problems including unemployment and environmental issues, with others to follow.

Ideas will be judged on their fundability, execution, UI/UX, originality and scalability, and the prizes include the Icelandic Data Hack Trophy for the best solution, as well as a VIP tickets package worth $2000.

Find more details of how to register, prizes, the schedule and rules visit https://www.digi.me/datahackiceland. A limited number of sponsorships are available.