VR's From Door to Door (Ovelta Ovelle) hackathon came to its end on Friday 16th September. After a week of development and design, Demo Day pitching took place. The jury - Kristiina Helenius, Petteri Järvinen, Riku Ranta, Maisa Romanainen, Ville Tolvanen and Antero Vartia - announced Proximi.io as the winner out of 12 participants.
- Proximi.io is a platform that helps mobile apps react to the physical location. They believe location-based services could hugely improve the public transport experience both through targeted messaging and through detailed passenger analytics, Proximi.io's CEO Annina Koskiola describes.
Proximi.io pitched a simple yet powerful service: a push notification for VR's regular commute passengers whenever a train is delayed or canceled.
- Proximi.io has a relevant business case and innovative approach to a burning issue. The team represented an executable concept and solution that was new and welcome for VR, says Ville Tolvanen, member of the jury.