The Neura SDK allows you to tune your product's performance to each individual user depending on their activites and context. With your user's permission, your app gets better insights to help you create more useful features, ultimately creating happier, more loyal users.   

How does it work? 
Neura's SDK does the hard work on integrating lots of data sources. Our proprietary Machine Learning algorithms crunch this data to discover actionable insights about your user's past, present, and predicted future behavior. Use API calls to request only data that's useful to your app's features.

  • 55+ User Data Sources such as Fitbit, Jawbone, Weather apis, etc. 
  • 9 Phone Sensors such as Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Light sensors, GPS, Screen State, etc. 
  • Conditional States such as phone is charging/not charging, almost out of battery/full battery, headphones out/not, etc. 

Why should your app use the Neura SDK?  

  • SAVE TIME & RESOURCES: Save development time. Complete 55+ integrations in one day with Neura’s SDK. Manage one SDK, not numerous integrations. 
  • INCREASE ENGAGEMENT: Get more app launches by using Neura to contact your users at the best time for them.
  • INCREASE RETENTION: Grow your revenue by reengaging your customers with relevant behavioral insights.
  • IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCT: Understand your users and their context better to make better product decisions.

How have other developers used Neura's SDK?
Each app uses Neura a little bit differently. Examples of popular features built with Neura's SDK include:  

  • MESSAGING - A social network app can automatically reply to a friend's text with “I’m asleep right now. Will text you when I wake up" when the user is sleeping. 
  • SMART APP LAUNCHERS - An app launcher widget can easily change the actions it shows its user based on their location of home, work, or gym.
  • SAFETY - A text app can automatically text “I’m driving. Text you later” or another custom message when it detects the user is driving.
  • HOME AUTOMATION - A smart home app can automatically pre-cool the house when a user is heading home after working out at the gym.
  • SMART NOTIFICATIONS - An ecommerce app has a better understanding of when their user is free or busy, so they can send a special offer when their user is most likely to act on it.
  • SMART REMINDERS - A medication management app now has a better understanding of their user's physical activities to remind them to take their medication when it matters.


The SDKs sound awesome! How do I join the hackathon?

Click the big "Register" button at the top right of this page. We will email you instructions on how to download the SDKs and get started!

Bonus Award Category: Context + Emotional Intelligence!

Affectiva’s SDK uses the camera right on your device to discover and analyze faces for expressions and emotions in real-time. For this Hackathon, integrate both Neura + Affectiva’s SDK into your app to better understand your user’s physical environment and emotions. 

Where can I learn more about Neura's powerful SDK? 
Visit our website or developer site to learn more about Neura. 
Email us with questions -- we reply within 24 hours!


Teams may consist of 1-6 members. You should register first and can always add or remove team members later on. 


  • Submit a working mobile app (Android or iOS) integrating the Neura SDK by 8:00AM PST on Monday, September 26, 2016. 
  • Submission must be the contestant's own original work.
  • We recommend building a simple server with an end point (webhook) to receive all the end user events. Neura's documentation explains how to here.
  • Explain your app's features, target audience, and how it uses Neura's SDK in your submission.
  • We can't wait to try your app! Include links to the APK file or App Store listing or send a Testflight invitation to both and
  • All Submission material should be in English.

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$7,480 in prizes

1st Place - Grand Prize

$4000 in cash and a $600 Oculus Rift (Includes: headset, sensor, remote, cables, Xbox One controller, and Lucky's Tale).

2nd Place

$1500 in cash

3rd Place - Audience Choice

Amazon Echo will be given to the participant or team with the most votes on their project

Bonus Award Category: Context + Emotional Intelligence!

32GB 9.7 Inch IPad Pro

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Gilad Meiri

Gilad Meiri
Neura CEO

Ori Shashua

Ori Shashua
Neura Head of Product

Lei Yu

Lei Yu
Neura Director of Growth

Dana Mordechai Ganzer

Dana Mordechai Ganzer
Neura Technical Manager

Boisy Pitre

Boisy Pitre
Affectiva Emotion AI Evangelist

Prof. Nitesh Chawla

Prof. Nitesh Chawla
Frank M. Freimann Professor Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Sam Spaulding

Sam Spaulding
Character AI Engineer at Jibo

Judging Criteria

  • Viable Business
    Does your product solve a real problem or can it bring a lot of joy to people?
  • UI/UX
    How simple is your product to use? How fast can the user learn to use it?
  • Creativity & Innovation
    We love seeing Neura's SDK integrated to solve problems in creative ways!
  • Bonus Points!
    This is totally not necessary, but props if you've integrated Neura's SDK on both Android and iOS versions of your app.
  • Does it work?
    Does your app do what you say it does?

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