SmarTone Hackathon 2018 (19-21 Oct 2018)

SmarTone is a leading telecommunication company in Hong Kong. It is a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited whose vision is to make Hong Kong a better home for everyone. The challenge is to develop ideas and solutions that implement efficient, proactive and predictive means to manage properties, which saves energy, optimizes resources and reduces manpower.

"Good afternoon guys and all of my potential future bosses. We are Coupon Hunt!"

Over the weekend, our team came up with an idea to stimulate people flow around the shopping mall by leveraging AR technique. Different cartoon characters are put in various location and customers can an APP embedded with AR to catch different characters which can be exchanged for coupons.

The app prototype was built with Halloween characters. To get the specific coupons, customers need to catch certain creatures and so the less popular areas in the shopping mall can also draw more people to go there. With more visitors, the shops can have a higher chance of doing business.

Leveraging the time series streaming data, we build a machine learning model to predict the next best location for the characters to appear and show through the dashboard. Stemming from this, shopping mall creates its own uniqueness and have a better control of the people flow.

With our effort and creativeness, we finally got into the second round of pitching and won the 2nd runner-up. Thanks a lot to my teammates. You guys are brilliant. I look forward to the future cooperation with all of you.