1. Students’ React Native App Opens Channels Across the Globe

    “Imagine,” says recent graduate Charlie Harrington, “if you could see the sunset in Cairo, or what’s going on right now in the Red Square in Moscow.” This is the idea behind Wormie, a mobile iOS app built at Hack Reactor with classmates Nick Fujita and Sunyoung Kim. Wormie, currently under review by the Apple App Store, allows users to request a video or livestream of a specific location, and users within a certain radius will be able to respond to that request.

  2. Students Solve Major Issue in Music Sharing with Songlink, Get Recognized in LifeHacker and Product Hunt

    Music streaming is taking over as the way people access and share the songs they like, but this tends to silo users by the streaming services they use. A Spotify link does not work for someone who only uses Apple Music, Google Play, or any of a growing number of services. Recognizing this as a nuisance experienced by millions of people, a team of Hack Reactor students built Songlink, a tool that creates links that can access songs from all the most popular streaming services. Within weeks of its release, Songlink was featured on LifeHackerProduct Hunt, and many appreciative tweets.

  3. LifeHacker, Product Hunt Highlight Pawprint, Alumna’s Pet Medical Records Startup

    As a dog owner, Emily Dong was well aware of what a pain pet records are, and as a developer with an entrepreneurial spirit, she was inclined to solve problems. After graduating from Hack Reactor and completing the school apprenticeship program, Dong started working on her startup, Pawprint, to digitize pet medical records. A year later, Pawprint, with only a CEO (Dong), a CTO and a part-time support staff member, has worked with with 1,500 veterinary offices.

  4. Product Hunt Features Alum’s React Native App

    Richard Kho, who graduated Hack Reactor in May and spent an additional three months in our apprenticeship program, was recently featured on the popular app and media curator site Product Hunt for his app Product Kitty. Product Kitty makes use of the recently released Product Hunt API to allow users to browse products, read comments and user profiles. The app was partly inspired by Kho’s desire to explore the popular new mobile development framework React Native, which facilitates flexible platform app building.

  5. Students’ “Instagram for Google Deep Dream” Featured in Popular Science, The Verge, Wired, Discovery News, The Next Web & More

    Many have been enchanted by the bizarre images from Google’s Deep Dream project, but the process of creating these mindscapes was difficult and time-consuming for the average person. A group of students tackled this issue by building an app, Dreamify, that Popular Science called “Instagram for Deep Dream”. Dreamify also caught the eye of the VergeYahooThe Next WebDiscovery News, and a slew of other sites. The app, which takes ordinary images and runs them through Google’s Deep Dream process, is available for Android and will soon be available on iOS.

  6. Germ Theory App Systemizes Containment of Ebola & Other Infectious Diseases

    The recent news regarding Ebola highlighted the difficulty we have in tracking the spread of infectious diseases and retroactively identifying people at risk, once a patient has been diagnosed. Harvard School of Public Health research scientist Eric Ding and Hack Reactor staff member Ryan Stellar have been developing a different, more effective system that combines epidemiology and technology. Stellar worked with a team of five Hack Reactor students to build an app that could, one day, save lives.

  7. Alumni's 'MarkoYolo' App Wins Yo Hackathon

    Mike Luby, attended a Yo hackathon over the weekend, and won the prize for most fun app with their game MarkoYoloYo, an app that does no more than allow users to send the word “Yo” to each other (with the option of attaching a link or location data), brought a lot of confusion when it was first released last April Fool’s Day, but it has proven to be popular, drawing tens of thousands of users and millions in investment money. Over the weekend, Yo invited developers to their headquarters in San Francisco to build products with the Yo API.

  8. Student App Recommends Beers Based on User Ratings

    From Amazon to Zappos, recommendation engines have become ubiquitous for a wide range of online businesses. Accurately predicting customer preference based on previous choices mixes technical challenges and judgment calls. A team of students decided to create a beer recommendation app, to help users discover brews in their area well-suited to their tastes.

  9. Student App Provides Real-Time Link Between Restaurants and Hungry Customers

    So often one has many lunch options with no real standout choice. Or perhaps a large group would like to find a place without having to go to every nearby restaurant to see if that would be feasible. While Yelp, OpenTable and other resources allow for plenty of coordination by hungry customers, there is no easy way for them to broadcast their needs or requests to all nearby restaurants shortly before the meal.

    That’s why a team of Hack Reactor students built Pronto.