the world's first hackathon for voice-enabled applications

Win up to $500 and be featured!

Make a difference with your voice-enabled application in the world's first Voice AI Hackathon!


Hackathon Format:

Online

Required:

Basic Javascript Knowledge

Submission Requirements:

Voice-enabled apps using Alan which are published to the App Store or Google Play store, or voice-enabled websites.

Due Date:

Wednesday, July 15th
11:59 PM (PST)


OVERVIEW

Alan AI is the world’s first platform that enables you to augment your applications with Voice and Artificial Intelligence.

Your task for the competition is to add a voice assistant to an existing application (an original, existing application, or open-source application) using the Alan Platform.

You’ll be challenged by researching and exploring new and original use cases for voice assistants in existing apps. You will get guidance and support from Alan experts and developers to help you solve a real-world problem by enabling voice and a seamless user experience. During the hackathon, you will leverage Alan’s Platform and the latest methodologies to learn more about integrating voice and AI. We are incredibly excited to see what you’ll build with Alan!

Participation Benefits

  • The top submissions of voice-enabled apps will be awarded and featured

  • Certificates for winners and all participants!

  • Network with Alan leaders and developers from around the world!

  • Understand Alan’s Platform and the latest technologies

  • Learn how Voice and Artificial Intelligence can be integrated into any enterprise application

Hackathon Prizes

Participation certificates will be awarded for all participants who complete the hackathon and winner certificates for the TOP three winners

Rules

Eligibility Requirements

The Hackathon is open to

  • Individuals who consider themselves as developers and makers

  • Teams of Individuals of maximum 3 developers

Submission Requirements

  • Fill out the Registration Form

  • Complete the project (apps and websites). Submissions are reviewed everyday!

  • Project submissions options:

• Website link

• Published application to either Apple App Store or Google Play Store

• Proof of app (photo) in the process of being published to App or Play Store

Evaluation

  • Quality of the Project
    Includes creativity and must be solving a crucial problem or pain point in any enterprise.

  • Implementation of the Idea
    Includes how well voice and usage of Alan Platform were executed by the developer.
    The extent of the multi-modal (visual and voice coordination) experience implemented.

  • Potential Value
    What is the extent to which the app provides value to the users?
    How robust is the experience for the users?
    Is voice a necessity for the application or just a nice feature?

GETTING STARTED

  1. Sign up to participate — fill in the form

  2. Join our Slack Channel and say hi 👋

  3. Sign up for Alan Studio

  4. Check out the Alan - Getting Started Guide

  5. Research possible Voice Use Cases around your existing app, or one you want to create

  6. Reach out to Alan AI mentors and other developers on the Alan Slack channel

  7. Create your Voice AI project on Alan Studio and write your script (you can modify and use our pre-defined scripts)

  8. Test your project's conversational dialogue on the Alan Playground app with your iOS and Android device

  9. Deploy your project script into your app. Refer to Alan's Docs & ask questions in Slack if you need assistance with this

  10. Submit your completed Project form by 11:59 PM PST, Wednesday, July 15th.

  11. Share your Hackathon progress on your social platforms with #AlanVoiceAIHackathon.

Tag us so we can feature you and your projects! Looking forward to see what you make!

Some results


FAQs

  1. Who is eligible to participate?

Everyone is invited to participate in this hackathon, especially if you have a keen interest in adding voice into an application. The Alan Platform is geared for developers at any stage in their career (as well as hobbyists) who have at least some knowledge of JavaScript.

2. What is the cost to participate in the hackathon?

Participants do not need to pay anything to submit their applications for the hackathon.
No additional costs, only rewards, and an amazing experience!

3. How do I submit my project?

Make sure the app is submitted through Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Fill out the Submission Form

4. Who do I contact for any help or questions?

Send us your questions and feedback to our Slack Channel or email us at support@alan.app.

You can also send a DM or tweet us on Twitter.

5. What is Alan AI?

Alan AI is a platform that offers developers of any skill level to embed a conversational user experience into their existing application in a matter of days without doing any cloud or AI work. By deploying a voice assistant with Alan, developers can offer their app users a complete, hands-free experience with seamless transition.

Here is a short video about Alan: Alan Platform Brief Overview