Iconcession Stand, an app available in the Android Market, took home the grand prize of $100,000 in the Paypal X Conference developer challenge. The Paypal X Developer’s conference just wrapped up Wednesday in California. Competing for a grand prize of $100,000, app developers from across mobile, and web based platforms were judged by a panel of top venture capitalists.
Iconcession Stand is an innovative app that allows the user to submit and pay for orders at concession stands at live events to reduce waiting in-line and streamline efficiency. The end user can order 2 hot dogs, 2 beers and some fries, pay for it using paypal and go to an express pick up lane at the concession stand. From there the user shows the vendor their completed transaction and voila it’s done.
In regards to developing this very useful application, Iconcession Stand co-founder Kenji Kato said “PayPal’s Mobile Payments Library was an integral component in the development of our app,” he went on to add “The PayPal X open platform helped us eliminate the standing in line that we all dread at live events. PayPal’s technology makes first-of-its-kind apps like ours possible.”
Yapper, an easy to use WYSIWYG app development took home the Mobile categories top award. Yapper is an integrated website with an easy to use 4 step process for media, magazines, print journalists, bloggers and anyone else who wants to, can easily make an app for multiple platforms including Android.
Here is the complete list of Paypal X winners:
- Grand Prize: iConcessionStand
- Yahoo! Developer Network X Award: TipTheWeb
- eBay Developer Network X Award: MyStoreRewards (OnPagePromotions.com)
- First National Bank of South Africa (FNB) X Award: BillBox
- PayPal Mobile X Award: Yapper v2.0 (SachManya)
- PayPal Student X Award: Groupstore
- PayPal Cross-border Commerce X Award: CashBack Map (OnPagePromotions.com)
- PayPal Request/Send Money X Award: Pay It Square
- People’s Choice Award: BookinMedia
- Audience Choice Award: Kabbage
Paypal joins a host of other technology focused companies that support their developer communities with educational conferences. Sprint just wrapped up their 10th annual Developers Conference. Verizon held theirs earlier in the fall. AT&T is also holding a developers conference as well. The coveted Android developers event is Google I/O slated for May of 2011 in San Francisco