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inDrive Commits €16,000 to Ride-Hailing Innovation Contest



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inDrive, the global mobility and urban services platform, has announced the launch of inCode 2023, the company’s first annual global hackathon where winners would be rewarded with up to €16,000.

This hackathon seeks to award €16,000 for the top ideas to make ride-hailing safer and more inclusive.

As such, inDrive is inviting the world’s leading tech talent to register teams of 1 to 6 people, with entries judged by inDrive experts based on the idea, impact, code quality, UX/UI quality, and feasibility.

inCode 2023 challenges innovators to discover ways to make ride-hailing safer and more secure for all, propose methods to make ride-hailing more inclusive for people with disabilities, and determine what factors or features are currently missing from inner and inter-city trips and the delivery of goods, and discover ways to use technology to improve these services and solutions.

The hackathon will be held in two phases, starting with Phase 1 from April 20 to June 4, 2023, during which participants will submit their ideas and general concepts in the format of PowerPoint/ Keynote presentations.

Phase 2 will begin from June 19 to July 9, 2023, during which participants will deliver their prototypes to compete for the prizes. The best prototypes in the three categories will win prizes of €750, €1.500, and €3,000, respectively.

Alexander Lobashev, Senior VP of Engineering, inDrive, commented on inCode 2023, stating that “Ride-hailing platforms owe their very existence to the creativity and technical expertise of software developers and coders’ ability to dream up, design, and build global products, reliable algorithms, and user-friendly interfaces.

inCode is a way for inDrive to recognize the tech innovators who invest their time and talent to make ride-hailing safer, more inclusive, and better. We at inDrive are excited to see what ideas emerge from our first annual hackathon.”

inCode 2023 is hosted on the industry-leading HackerEarth platform, with a community of 7.6 million developers globally. More than 500 companies have conducted online hackathons with HackerEarth.

inDrive is a global mobility and urban services platform headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA. The inDrive app has been downloaded over 175 million times and was the second most downloaded mobility app in 2022.

In addition to ride-hailing, inDrive provides an expanding list of urban services, including intercity transportation, freight delivery, task assistance, courier delivery, and employment search.

inDrive operates in more than 614 cities across 47 countries. It supports local communities via its peer-to-peer payment model and community empowerment programs, which help advance education, sports, arts and sciences, gender equality, and other vital initiatives.

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