Computer Science News Archive
UCL Students win Google Firebase Hackathon
A team of four UCL Computer Science students - Tobias Büschel (MSc Computer Scienc), Kimeshan Naidoo (MSc Computer Science), Jia Shern Tan (BEng Mechanical Engineering) and Edward Mothershaw (MSc Computer Science) has won the third annual "Static Showdown" competition presented by Google Firebase. 40 teams and about a hundred people from around the world competed.
Static Showdown is a worldwide virtual competition where teams of up to four have 48 hours to build a web app - with one catch: entries must be built without any custom server-side code. That means 100% HTML, JS, CSS and off-the-shelf back-end services like the Firebase Database.
The winning app
Nibbl VR Tour allows you to travel in Virtual Reality through Google Street View.
Have you ever wanted to visit somewhere but never found the time? Now you can with Nibbl VR Tour! Nibbl gives its users the ability to visit their dream destinations in virtual reality in the comfort of their own living rooms. It is crrently supporting tours all the way from San Francisco to Singapore.