Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City
  • Organizers within the startup ecosystem in Vietnam are coming together to hold the first ever International Space Apps Challenge. This challenge is hosted by the National Aeronautics Space Association of the USA (NASA), which has landed 12 people on the moon and currently operates a rover on Mars among other scientific and technological feats. It is part of NASA’s initiative to teach people about space and to encourage open-source solution to address global needs of earth. As part of the event, NASA will open up its data and API’s to the wider global community to create useful apps and devices for the global populace.

    The Space Apps Challenge is a hackathon event, and will take place for 48 hours. It is an opportunity for people who like to code as well as people who are interested in making hardware devices and robotics. It is on 12th and 13th of April, but the organizers will hold a pre-event on April 7th for interested developers. In HCM the hackathon will take place at Saigon Hub, in HN it will take place in Hub.IT, the two most popular co-working space in Vietnam.

    This will be a big opportunity for developers and engineers who are interested to interact with rich data from NASA, as well as people who are very interested in space and life sciences. In 2013, there were over eight hackathons organized in Vietnam, with hundreds of developers across the country participating. The International Space Apps Challenges seeks to bring the ambition and sophistication of hackathons to the next level.

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    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Best Use of Data

    Glass Earth

    Best Use of Hardware


    People's choice


    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    First prize - Glass Earth
    Second prize - Play-it-cool-project
    Third prize - Earth Observe Citizen
    People's choice - Sway



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  • The following projects were worked on at Ho Chi Minh City:

    • Earth Observe Citizen

      Project Members from this location
      • Hien Dao Vinh
      • Tung Lam Nguyen
      • Hoang Nguyen


      What would you build if you had instantaneous imagery data of the Earth from the past decade? Using openly accessible access to Earth imagery from the past and present create new ways to interact with NASA’s Earth imagery.


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    • Glass Earth

      Project Members from this location
      • Thuan Le
      • Vu Nguyen
      • Tuan Chau


      Glass Earth is solving the challenge “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” whose requirement is creating a “mashup” to combine data from various sources including satellite imagery from NASA’s Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) and other reliable sources, finding the conn... Visit Project

    • chipfc' rover

      Project Members from this location
      • vinh pham
      • vinh pham

      This project is to create a scale model of rover robot for education It have two part, rover robor and android app. rover can move, collision avoid and collect data from environment. Android app control rover wireless freely. Android app is an education app, user can take information about s... Visit Project

    • 4DIY

      Project Members from this location
      • 4DIY CHANNEL

      4DIY is an Arduino-compatible with integrate WiFi and awesome app http://www.4diy.org

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    • QR label

      Project Members from this location
      • Phuc P.T

      Main concept is a hyperlink which is generated into a QR code. People use smart phone that have an application to generate that QR code into hyperlink. Each product will have each different QR code. That hyperlink will access to the product information and social interaction. When people scan ... Visit Project

    • Save our Earth

      Project Members from this location
      • Dang Luu Van

      Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. + Environmental pollution of land + Water Pollution + Air Pollution Environmental pollution is a worldwide problem.

      So, our team will develop a mobile social network for this prob... Visit Project

    • [Silver Lining] Where On Earth iOS and Android App

      Project Members from this location
      • Hoang Luu
      • Khanh Phan Duy

      Functional Requirement:

      -Show the current quiz + hints -Submit Answer -Chat stream -Ranking & Leader Board (World Class | In your friend list) -Facebook Login -Number of try attempt people

      Non-functional Requirement:

      -To be added later.

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    • The world in animation

      Project Members from this location
      • Le Phi Hung
      • Tuan Nguyen
      • Bui Thanh Huy

      Allow user to choose region of interest by click on the map view, choose the prefer layer base on supported from GIBS, adjust time frame to collect images. Composite images to a video using AVFoundation or OpenCV and then upload to Youtube and share via socials services: Facebook, Twitter, G+ ... Visit Project

    • Environmental observer

      Project Members from this location
      • Phong Huynh
      • Phuong Nguyen Hoang Nam

      • Recall memory about a place that
      • See what has been change for time
      • Remind user the current situation environment to protect it
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    • greenhouse on mars

      Project Members from this location
      • Huynh Hien

      The design(s) could specify for which location the greenhouse is intended (Mars), and include how the greenhouse would interface with the habitat to which it belongs, even if the rest of the habitat arrives after it. A concept of the habitat could be included; design of the rest of the habitat... Visit Project

    • Weather Forecast & Climate Change

      Project Members from this location
      • Uy Minh Đức

      We will create a mobile app can help see the climate in each region. App will enter longitude, latitude from which the current will tell you there are weather parameters like, for example, humidity, temperature, wind direction, rain, sun, ... The software also indicates the status of climate c... Visit Project

    • Sway

      Project Members from this location
      • Phan Qúy Đan

      Sway with space. Together we challenge

      The best way to get to know something is to be challenge. The aim of the app is to make players feel inhibition while answering the quiz.

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    • Pokemon Defense: Return To The Earth

      Project Members from this location
      • Uy Minh Đức

      This is a Pokemon game and information about the planets in our solar system. Set in the future solar system destroyed, and people must live outside the Pokemon universe. People decide to go back to recover the solar system, by the same pokemon go for the restoration of the earth element as w... Visit Project

    • Play-it-cool-project

      Project Members from this location
      • Hai Nguyen
      • Nhan Nguyen
      • Hoanh-Anh Phan

      Why this project

      Our objectives with this project is to solve the Cool-it challenge in an engaging way with people. We believe that by involving people as a team in playing, they will have more interest in the data they collect and more awareness about what it actually means in terms... Visit Project