Remeber Ausemon? That cool app we told you about back in August that was based off of Pokemon Go? The one that Oracle team members built in only one weekend for Australia's GovHack 2016? The one that used both location services and big data to create an interactive experience for hikers along Canberra's Centenary Trail? Well... it just won the Most Innovative Project Award at GovHack 2016!
When Oracle Australia team members Joel Nation, James Ryles, Chris Flemming, and Damien McAually decided to build Ausemon, they had little idea that eventually, they'd be taking home this prestigious honor. In a competition that included projects such as a chatbot for job seekers that used the power of IBM Watson, a giant flamethrower / art piece that incorporated government data to visually represent the spread of Australian wildfires, and a roulette wheel that suggested local points of interest to Canberra's tourists, Ausemon, built with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Application Container Cloud Service and Database Cloud Service, prevailed! Considering the ingenuity of some of the competing entries, this accomplishment is worth noting, and celebrating!
So congratulations Chris, Damien, James and Joel! A fantastic job, and a fantastic mobile app!