Gut, Charades Win Grand Prizes In Facebook-Heroku Joint Hackathon

By David Cohen 

Facebook held a joint hackathon with Heroku in San Francisco, and of the 15 projects completed over two days, two came away with grand prizes: Gut and Charades.

The social network offered more details about the winners in a post on its developer blog:

Gut is a Windows Phone application that suggests apps you might like based on apps you and your friends have liked or reviewed. Gut combines ratings from app stores and your friends, so you can get opinions from lots of people or just the people you know. Sign up to learn about their release.

Our second winning team, Charades, created a fun, live charades game using Facebook and the OpenTok application-programming interface. Players sign in and join a video chat room, where they’re placed on a team to guess words or phrases their friends are acting out. We’re excited to see the game develop–and had fun playing along during their demo!

Readers: Will you check out Gut or Charades?