Berlin coders to create apps for Wincor Nixdorf portable payment device

Source: Wincor Nixdorf

At Apps World Germany, mobile developers will get together at the so-called Hackfest to create new apps for Wincor Nixdorf’s "Albert", the world’s first portable, multifunctional and interactive touchscreen payment device.

The Hackfest premieres on April 22-23 at the CityCube, Berlin to challenge teams of mobile developers and designers to collaborate, innovate and create using the latest tools and technologies on a variety of cutting edge platforms.

Based on the Android operating system, Albert supports the deployment of third-party apps, providing a platform for the development of revolutionary retail or business-focused applications and solutions. Participants of the Hackathon will be given just two days to develop an app or an app prototype that utilizes the Aevi Software Development Kit (SDK) to impress the judges and take home the cash prize.

Marc Birkner, General Manager of Sales & Operations for Cashless Payment Solutions at Wincor Nixdorf, comments: "Choosing Apps World Germany as the leading event for developers worldwide to host the Wincor Nixdorf Hackfest offers us the perfect platform to enrich Albert’s personality by inspiring developers to create exciting new apps."

Ian Johnson, founder of Apps World, shares: "We are thrilled that Wincor Nixdorf has chosen Apps World Germany to host the Wincor Nixdorf Hackfest Challenge. Albert is at the cutting edge of retail and mobile payments and I’m excited to see what the talented developer community will create and showcase at the event."

The Commonwealth Bank just launched "Albert" in the Australian market a week ago. Wincor Nixdorf is now starting further marketing of the solution in other markets.

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