The wait is over!
After weeks of excitement, KONE jury members have made a decision. The winner of KONE API Challenge 2015 is iBeacon.fi.
iBeacon.fi is a new breed of mobile development company founded on the ideas of design thinking. The company incorporates the designer’s sensibility and methods to match what is technologically feasible with the needs of the end user, bringing to life new and innovative mobile experiences. With their clients, iBeacon takes those experiences and transforms them into viable business strategies and market opportunities.
Our first KONE API Challenge was launched during SLUSH event in 2014. We received a good number of proposals for this competition and we want to heartily thank all participants. Our jury reviewed all the proposals and evaluated them on the following criteria:
- 1. Idea novelty: The uniqueness and attractiveness of the proposed idea
- 2. Contribution to people flow: The impact of the proposed idea on creating smoother people flow in buildings
- 3. Execution capabilities: The applicant’s ability to develop a successful application and related businesses based on the application.
The competition was stiff but iBeacon impressed the jury on all counts.
To harness other innovative ideas outside the company, KONE plans to contact some promising applicants to explore possibilities of collaboration. So for all those with interesting ideas for smarter and smoother people flow, contact KONE to discuss avenues for creative synergies.