ICC-Nium Hackathon Picks 3D Augmented Reality Innovation as Winner with Dinesh Karthik on Jury Panel
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Nium, a global platform for on-demand money movement, have announced the winner of the first-ever "Next In" global hackathon. The finale took place in Bengaluru, where the winning team, "Fanisko," presented an idea based on Web AR technology, offering an enhanced live cricket viewing experience through 3D Augmented Reality. Users can now play the game in real-time from the comfort of their homes and receive in-depth player insights that bring cricket spectators closer to the action.
The hackathon, which kicked off in January 2023, received registrations from over 12,500 individuals from 113 countries, including over 1000 registrants from the USA. Participants submitted ideas across four key areas, including Web3 & Metaverse, Fintech, In-stadia experience, and Augmented or Virtual Reality (AR/VR). Five passionate teams made it to the finals of the hackathon, presenting their concepts and creations to a panel of prestigious judges, including Hackathon Ambassador Dinesh Karthik.
Other finalists showcased tech innovations that offered various other aspects of digital fan engagement. From rewards-based crypto solutions to immersive metaverse experiences and a location-based social media application, catered around cricket events.