Congratulations to the TESManiacs on winning the ServiceNow® Hackathon 2016.
The TESM team of Aqib, Chris, Daniel and Lansford took first prize with their scoped ServiceNow® app PlayNow: It’s not all about work, designed to make it easy for people who work together to play together.
Helping Teams Who Work Together, Play Together
The PlayNow App makes it easy for individuals and groups to organise activities, whether team games or individual sports such as running, cycling yoga etc. From reaching out to colleagues to see who would like to join in, to keeping track of individual and group performances PlayNow helps you practice and share just about any activity, any time, during lunch or after work hours.
Team Work Makes the Dream Work
The team produced their winning app within the intense 8 hour dev session. They used ServiceNow® visual task boards to keep track of progress and who was working on each task.
The App was developed in the ServiceNow® Istanbul release, and as it is a scoped app PlayNow can go up on the ServiceNow® store – so watch this space!
Personal Bests and Team Contests
The App has three key features:
- Personal fitness tracking
- Social Stream for all events and activities (including Twitter feed integration for recognised employees)
- Activity/Group Leaderboards – essentially gamifying the activity groups across the organisation
Integrations – ServiceNow® Service Portal
- REST API’s
- SPU Tools Record Watcher for live updates
- Scripted REST API
- Made use of the Widget Editor dependencies to integrate Google Maps for event locations
Integrations – Third Party
The App integrates with Google Fit data to keep track of daily, weekly and monthly time and distance. Integrates with Twitter using OAUTH2 (no simple task, special mention went to Aqib for his perseverance).
Notes to self:
Try not to overwrite each other’s code during the day, but thanks to ServiceNow® versioning we were able to rescue the data and get things back on track. And, during the demo, make sure to mention all the cool features – like Twitter integration and that the App is mobile ready!
…and if you had more time?
The ‘Maniacs worked manically to produce a working demo within the 8 hour deadline. When asked “what would you do if they had more time?”, they responded: “Integrate with ServiceNow Istanbul Performance Analytics and with more personal fitness trackers like STRAVA, FitBit and MyFitnessPal.”
A Great Team Performance
A huge well done to the TESManiacs for their brilliant effort.
They are a great example of TESM teamwork and the innovation that we draw on every day in helping our clients achieve more with the ServiceNow platform.