Tokopedia wins Google Indonesia hackathon
By Digital News Asia July 12, 2017
- Tiket.com takes second place while Traveloka and Elevenia were co-awarded
- A total of 10 teams participated in the two-day hackathon
INDONESIAN e-commerce site Tokopedia wins Google Indonesia Hackathon competing with other nine teams in the two-day event.
Tokopedia emerged victorious with a new website that incorporates the latest technology to help speed up loading times, reduce bounce rates, and improve the user experience on mobile.
Tiket.com obtained the second place while Traveloka and Elevenia were co-awarded the best minimum viable products in the Hackathon.
Google Indonesia’s country manager, Tony Keusgen opened the session and told the teams to give their best to adopt these new technologies and continue working with Google teams to elevate the quality of their websites beyond the event.
The Google Indonesia Hackathon challenged leading developers from e-commerce, travel, finance and news to build a Progressive Web App (PWA) and Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
“Our technical panel looked at how well participants tackled their business problems and improved their original websites,” explained Google Southeast Asia (SEA) mobile solutions manager Minh Nguyen in how they select the winners.
Nikhil Ranjan and Ihsan Fauzi Rahman, from the Tokopedia team, said they expected AMP to become their “new standard” while M Helmi Rofiqi from Elevenia acknowledged that when it came to improving their bounce rate, “PWA and AMP will be our main weapons to tackle the issue.”
Google Indonesia e-Commerce head Henky Prihatna explains that Google will continue to empower the Indonesian ecosystem of highly skilled web developers by initiating a series of classroom training programmes on PWA.
“Indonesian players have to keep up with the latest mobile web technologies and we are really excited to see the results,” he concludes.