Motorola recently held a hackathon event where developers can send in their prototypes for potential future MotoMods to be made into mass production.
The event was held in New York, which is the first of many events to take place within the next couple of months. According to Motorola, there were 17 submissions by a total of 53 developers at the event. There were three winners chosen, and the first of which is a Digital-to-Analog converter as well as an Analog to Digital converter. They were created by a company called Advanced Audio.
The second winner is called the Sidepad concept, which adds controls for gaming on the back of the phone. The final winner of the event is called Bella, and it adds sensors to the back of the phone to collect real-time data from the user’s skin to provide personalized beauty tips.
The winners from the events will go to Chicago to present their potential MotoMod to Motorola in hopes to get funding from Lenovo Capital to mass produce it.
In case you don’t know what MotoMods are, they are Modules that magnetically connect to the back of Motorola’s Moto Z-Droid smartphones that adds extra functionality to the device. So far there are extended battery packs, a Hasselblad camera attachment, a projector, JBL speakers, a car dock, and protective cases. The best part is, there will always be more coming. As a matter of fact, Motorola recently said that they are hoping for at least 12 new MotoMods per year. And this is certainly a way for them to reach their goal.