Miami Beach, Fla. (February 21, 2013) - Solodev, a leading Internet software and mobile development company, will showcase its Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority Application Programming Interface (MBVCA API) Feb. 23-24 during UHack 2013, a 24-hour app creation event designed to foster innovation and creativity.
The MBVCA API was developed in 2012 after Solodev was selected by the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) to lead the project designed to boost tourism through technology. The API was chosen for the hackathon because it supports third-party mobile application development for IOS (Apple), Android and other mobile devices.
“The MBVCA API gives programmers access to real-time data on any and all things related to Miami Beach,” said Solodev CTO Shawn Moore. “Solodev is pioneering the way when it comes to API development and the MBVCA API is the latest community-building initiative in that effort.”
UHack attendees will be able to tap into the API in order to create next-generation apps to promote Miami Beach shopping, dining, arts and entertainment, nightlife, sports, music, transportation and more. The resulting apps will showcase the city to a new generation of tech-savvy visitors and residents.
“Miami Beach is a sophisticated city for residents and a luxurious playground for visitors,” said Grisette Roque Marcos, executive director of the MBVCA. “The MBVCA API will allow developers to access all the businesses and landmarks in rich detail and present them through their own mobile and web-based applications.”
UHack will take place at the University of Miami’s University Center. The event is free and open to all high school and college students. For more information about Uhack, please visit www.uhack.us.
Solodev is a leading provider of content management software that enables organizations to easily and efficiently manage their online presence. Solodev’s enterprise-level content management platform is used to build smart phone applications, interactive websites, social media applications and other online portals designed to reach an ever-growing ecosystem of screens and devices. Solodev software allows users to seamlessly manage mobile, web, social and ecommerce content in one place and runs in the cloud or on premise to provide secure and scalable online solutions. For more information about Solodev, please visit www.solodev.com.