Our sponsors: Viadeo and 3scale

I’m glad to introduce in this post the two sponsors of the event: Viadeo and 3scale.

Of course, you know Viadeo. The professional social network that is known worldwide

Viadeo covered Hack Le Camping twice on their blog. You can read a presentation of the event and an interview of me talking about APIs and hackathons.

They will open their own API on June the 28th. Stay tuned, follow their blog.

3scale is “The Easiest way to Open, Manage & Monetize your API”. In a nutshell, if you have a web service and want to open your API, you have to think about “access control”, “analytics”, “billing”… Well, 3scale provides all these services on top of your existing API.

They will give a talk during the event about the importance of APIs in the web of today.

Guest API spotlight: Moodstocks

And the second guest startup is Moodstocks. They have a kick-ass image recognition technology and they focus on offering the best API ever for you to use it:


What:Moodstocks lets you bridge the physical and digital worlds thanks to smartphone scanning:

  • link any object to related online content (produt page, video, reviews, etc) in a dead easy way,
  • real-time indexing & querying,
  • “on-the-go ready” via client-side scanning SDKs (iPhone/Android),
  • ability to build a social SMS mashup on-top of Twitter or a cool mail bot,
  • simple to use & fully documented, with code snippets and articles.


Guest API spotlight: OhMyDeal

5 APIs of startups from Le Campign will be featured during the event. But we also welcomed other French young startups to the event. Let me introduce you…


What: Ohmydeal is a daily deals agregator for both consumers through its own brand channels (website, customized newsletter, iPhone app, social networks), and publishers through different ad formats (API, widgets, iframes)
API: Ohmydeal’s API provides a way to access its entire group buying offers database. It is possible to filter offers depending on their city, price, rebate, category and even geographic coordinates, allowing developers to refine the results for their users and monetize their apps with deals.

API spotlight: Dabla

The last featured API of the startups coming from Le Camping is a shiny new group messaging system:


What: Dabla is a group messaging app to easily get your friends together.
API: Dabla lets you create a non-human participant that users can invite in a conversation (yes, like an IRC-Bot!). The bot can be invoked in any conversation, receive messages and respond with text, pictures, links,… The bot can be any online server so your imagination is the limit to what it can do (games, bridge to other services, …) !

API spotlight: Beansight

Today’s featured startup API really is my favorite, oh wait I’m a founder. Let’s predict the future together!


What: Beansight is a place to read and share predictions.

  • list predictions (with many parameters: “sort by”, “category”, “voted/non-voted”, “language”…)
  • get details about a given prediction
  • agree or disagree on a given prediction
  • create a new prediction


API spotlight: Itipic

And our third featured API is about collecting things online…


What:Itipic allows in one click to collect, share every image/video you see on the web with their textual information and their original url.
API:The Itipic API allows you to perform all actions : select, share, display, send collect.

API spotlight: Skerou

Every day, a new featured API:


What: With Skerou, consumers snap a picture of their grocery receipts, and have access to information about what they’ve bought, their spending, and many more services to save time, money and generally become a better consumer.
API: Skerou API allows developers to retrieve the grocery purchase information of users (products, date, time, picture, identifier) so that services to consumers, based on that information, can be created. An example of what could be done: retrieve the information of everything that was bought by a user of Skerou and use your own (or otherwise available) information to provide a tool to monitor a diet, or to choose recipes based on what has been bought.

API spotlight: Mesagraph

This post is the first of a series of seven. We will featured every day an API of a startup that will be featured during the event.

Discover the power of each API on the API page.


What: Mesagraph allows business to know their prospects and customers interest to serve them better.
API: The Mesagraph platform analyzes social media, understands the meaning of interactions with users and categorizes this information into more than 600 000 categories. Thanks to these data, our ReST API returns a list of topics related to a Twittter account, or a list of Twitter accounts related to a topic. The API reference is available at this URL: http://developers.mesagraph.com

Hack Le Camping?

This blog is dedicated to the Hack Le Camping event. Wait… to the what ?

Hack Le Camping is a developer event. Join other developers to create a cool prototype in a 24-hour hackathon at le Palais Brongniart (Paris, France) on Friday, June 24, 2011.

Startups from Le Camping and others will open their APIs for you to mash them up. At the end of the hackathon, a jury will reward the best teams. The main goal is to have fun coding on a creative and innovative small project of your choice. Food and drinks will be provided by your host.

Register now on the Eventbrite page. Check out: Facebook event and #HackLeCamping on twitter

We will post additional info and updates on this blog and the event will also be live blogged here.