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Indian developers showed a good understanding of framework, functionality and form, according to Yahoo — similar hack days in the West have seen attendees initially more focused on user-interfaces and presentation.
The event also saw developers work at the hardware level by bringing in external extensions such as video cameras.
The long night of code crunching threw up a mélange of new ideas, including a search-based desktop theme driver, designed to change a user's desktop picture based on current popular searches.
Desktop Wallpaper Love was a Windows application that created a desktop wallpaper from images collected from Flickr and filtered through the Yahoo Buzz feeds.
Among the entries was a neurology-based hack designed to allow doctors to collaboratively communicate and discuss MRI scans.
Doctors in different locations may have differing levels of expertise and will need the advice of another. This idea utilises the Konfabulator widget from Yahoo — designed to manage look and feel for application presentation.
This mashup allows for collaborative annotation of large sets of images (for example, architectural blueprints) without either user having to download the whole set of photos.