1. Student Uses Ionic to Build Social Network Around Exchanging Disneyland Fastpasses

    Student James Yothers has been to Disneyland a handful of times, and that was enough for him to spot an inefficiency in their Fastpass system. The idea behind Fastpass is that someone can effectively make an appointment to go on a certain ride at a certain time, and thus skip the endless lines that amusement parks are known for. However, that appointment may be hours in the future, and there is no way to acquire another pass while one waits to use the first one. Until now: Yothers hacked through this issue by building Exchange Disneyland Fastpass, an app that facilitates Fastpass trades. The app was built by Yothers and Caly MossKevin LiangJustin CheungJosh WyattAlexander Gugel, and Salman Kahn.

  2. Hack Reactor Sponsors Ionic Framework Workshop on Cross-Platform Mobile Development

    Developers from Ionic hosted a workshop over the weekend on their popular framework at The Douglas, Hack Reactor’s alumni lounge. Ionic, which has been connected with Hack Reactor since its early stages, allows JavaScript developers to build mobile apps for Android, iPhone, Windows and even Blackberry. Ionic, which is built on top of Angular.js, provides a framework for developers who are less familiar with mobile-specific languages to build high-functioning mobile apps. Hack Reactor students and Instructors have been working with Ionic since its fledgling stages, and by the time that Ionic was a fully realized framework, many in the Hack Reactor community were intimately familiar with Ionic development.