In December, we ran our first ever App Building Contest where beta members were challenged to use Dropsource to build a data-driven mobile app in less than a month. The contest was a great success and a fantastic way to close out an incredible year of mobile innovations and collaboration with the Dropsource community. With the Grand Prize of a brand new iPhone or Pixel on the line, we saw some amazing submissions.

With so many impressive apps submitted, it was a tough choice to pick the “Best in Show” mobile app. We considered the “Best in Show” app to have the best combination of good design, an innovative idea, and most tangible, real-world use case.

And without further ado, the winner of the “Best in Show” app was…


by WaterBot Online Solutions

BOOKACAN is a marketplace for packaged drinking water delivered to homes and businesses in bulk quantities. BOOKACAN currently offers their services in Bangalore, India and delivers water to individual homes, businesses, corporate offices, schools, hospitals and restaurants.

This app includes the ability to manage and create new profiles, integrates with a custom-built REST API, uses two-step mobile phone authentication, and cleanly displays delivery details, order lists, and profile information. This app also took advantage of native features like making phone calls and push notifications.

This app will be available in the Google Play store in late January 2017.

Congratulations to the BOOKACAN team on building a great app that will certainly help their business grow.

Bonus points — This team has already announced plans to build the iOS version of this app in the next few weeks!

Here are the two runners-up for the the “Best in Show” mobile app submitted to our contest.


by Nick from the Triangle team

Ever wondered which places are popular right now? WhereTo displays venues with most people checked in at in any city you enter. It’s a great companion for finding a place to go right before you head out or planning a trip to another town. This app uses the Foursquare and Swarm API, and includes native functionality like making phone calls as well as social media sharing, and displaying maps.

This app will be available on Apple App Store soon.

The King’s House

by Joel Pagan

An app for the King’s House Church in Albuquerque, NM that connects you to a variety of church resources, including sermon notes, news, prayer requests, event information, ministries and more. This app includes native functionality like sending text messages, emails, and making phone calls, as well as social sharing, and fully integrates with their custom API.

See this app in the Apple App Store by clicking here.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our App Building contest, your dedication and innovative spirit inspire us. This is exactly what we built Dropsource for!

We will certainly hold more contests and events like this in the future, so please stay tuned here on our blog or follow us on Facebook or Twitter!

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