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Bangalore is the fastest-growing economic market in India and the third-largest hub for high net worth individuals after Mumbai and Delhi.
Seemingly undaunted by the crowd, bright lights, video cameras and a complete lack of public presentation experience, the developers grabbed their chance for fame and rattled off presentations with gusto.
With a 90-second digital clock ticking down at their side, several managed to close up bang on time, while a friendly but firm adjudicator was on hand if they tried to steal a few extra seconds.
Taking the prize for best in show was an implementation of Yahoo Maps, with an interface that allows a user to doodle on maps or highlight a way to walk to a certain destination. Movements are recorded as the user draws, and can be sent to another person as a URL for replay later on.
In a developing country such as India, this interactivity is especially useful, as not all roads are labelled with names.