past winners

from free-food-finders to cute graphical games, web.lab winners are united by the quality and completeness of their web applications

2019. press any key to start

main division

1st Place
Keyframes
by Shreyas Kapur
Create beautiful, compelling animated presentations right on the web. Think Adobe After Effects, a powerful animation software, inside the browser!
2nd Place
Dilemma Llama
by Zoe Allen, Artemisia Luk, Xiaoqing Zhang
Dilemma Llama helps people crowdsource opinions on hard dilemmas. Users post dilemmas, and other users respond with arguments for either 'Yes' or 'No.'
3rd Place
Sound Space
by Matthew Farejowicz, Joonho Ko
Play songs with your friends! In space! It's like Patatap but social and collaborative.
co-4th Place
Keybeats
by Bryan Chen, Elizabeth Zhou, Jodi Huang
A rhythm game for music lovers of all kinds! Welcomes casual players as well as providing incentive (stars) for those who want to better their skills!
co-4th Place
Routify
by Ashika Verma
Routify allows users to game their productivity by getting points and gold when the user finishes something they need to do.
Honorable Mention
Diurnalis
by Kathryn Jin, Janice Yang, Justin Park
One question per day, 365 days per year. Dive into a universe where you can record your thoughts, explore others’ responses, and reflect on your past self.
Honorable Mention
Ghost
by Lillian Bu, Rachel Kwak, Calvin Phung
Take turns adding letters to the end of the string - avoid spelling a complete word, or you'll become a ghost. Ghost all your friends to win!
Semifinalist
Lyra
by Kevin Frans, Jeremy Ma, Michael Nguyen
explore new songs with others in an open world. queue music to shared nodes to create collaborative playlists. add favorites to your personal collection!
Semifinalist
HotTake
by Taylor Burke, Shirley Lei, Emily Yin
A modern take on classic card games that allow close friends to continually play games on and off.
Semifinalist
News Racer
by Tammam Mustafa, Yunxing Liao, Fadi Atieh
We built an in-browser game that allows you to type race against other people or on your own. Typing content is fresh, daily news.
Semifinalist
SnapStack
by Chris Chang, Nikhil Singhal, Melody Phu
SnapStack is a social judge-based card game where players respond to prompts by making memes out of each other, using images from social media profiles.

2018. back to the roots

main division

1st Place
plix
by Shannon Peng, Jessica Tang
Your pixel art community
2nd Place
scribble
by Sophia Kwon, Sandy Yang
Play telephone pictionary with your friends! Make up a phrase and watch as your friends attempt to draw, caption, redraw, and recaption!
3rd Place
mtune
by Patrick Insinger, Philip Sun
Create and stream playlists from SoundCloud, Spotify, and Youtube. Combine professional tracks with indie remixes for the best experience.
4th Place
CourseRoots
by Angela Cai, Alisa Ono, Tingxiao Sun
A collaborative annotation tool for lecture notes. Study, share insights and grow a network of knowledge among your peers.
Honorable Mention
Greenspace
by David Morejon, Gabrielle Rivera, Mary Thielking
Mark outdoor areas for other people to find. Plan events, write reviews and discover new natural areas around you!
Honorable Mention
BeaverBytes
by Agustin Garcia, Alyssa Li, Weishan Liao
An interactive map for sharing and finding free food. Keeps track of foods near you, erasing the need to wade through pools of irrelevant postings.

casual division

1st Place
Vulture
by Linnea Rylander, Angela Wong
Provides the MIT community with the location, type, distance, and time of free food postings in a user friendly way!
2nd Place
inkspire
by Shannen Wu, Jessica Yin
Want to see some of your craziest imaginations come to life? On inkspire, you can post an idea, and see what others have to illustrate for you!
3rd Place (tie)
Scheduly
by Stephanie Hu
A task scheduling app with features aimed to keep your todo lists organized and your mind focused on one thing at a time.
3rd Place (tie)
Free Food Finder
by Jenna Himawan, Tavish Smith, Byron Xu
By integrating the free-food@mit.edu mailing list with new features, Free Food Finder offers a better food finding experience for the MIT community.
Semifinalist
mealmate
by Cynthia Liu, Nanxi Liu, Sabrina Liu
A web app that pairs MIT students up to eat at dining halls! Befriend peers, connect with friends, and enjoy a delicious meal in good company.
Semifinalist
dtp
by Jaeyoung Jung, Nikhil Reddy, Alvin Zhu
Organize and discover public study sessions and pset parties. Invite friends and sync schedules with a variety of calendar applications.
Semifinalist
Down2Meet
by Mathangi Ganesh, Emily Wang, Vicky Wang
Get matched to meet someone in person at a local event, skipping the awkward "get to know each other" phase of other friend-matching apps.

2017. beyond the horizon

main division

1st Place
dou/dou
by Tahin Syed
A picture is worth 1000 words. What if we take out half the words from your picture and asked someone else to draw what they think it is?
2nd Place
NapQuest
by Shahul Alam, Lauren Huang, Ameila Paine
Share your favorite napping locations and pictures of napping friends around campus. Climb your way to the top of our Dreamerboard for fame and glory.
3rd Place
Stations
by Jeremy Bogle, Elliott Forde, Patrick Everett
A crowd-sourced DJing application - allows you to host your own "station" to give guests the ability to add songs to a queue and vote on what's next.
4th Place
Hot Tea
by Andy Kuang, Rhea Lin, Jennifer McCleary
With a click of a button, restaurants can easily provide wait times for customers to conveniently view when deciding where to eat.
Honorable Mention
GoalDigger
by Keith Orlando
A social media platform for creating and sharing goals. Weekly check-ins help you stay focused and create productive competition among friends.
Honorable Mention
Spree
by Phillip Ou
Helps you achieve your financial goals so you can achieve your adventurous ones.
Semifinalist
CommUnity
by Daniel Filizzola, Zachary Collins, Rosanna Zhang
Reach out with comfort and security. Connect to members of a particular group to learn more about them!
Semifinalist
ConnectMIT
by Hannah Chen, Saron Teklezgi, Kendra Knittel
A simpler version of Infinite Connection, designed to help MIT students and alumni network together.
Semifinalist
Fudo
by Rachel Zhang, Deepankar Gupta, Sunny Tian
View the newest and most popular food images and share your latest food experiences and recipes.
Semifinalist
Constellation
by Angel Alvarez, Thad Megchelsen
A tool used to connect tutorials and websites for easier viewing. Makes discovering new content a simple process.
Semifinalist
JIF&Jelly
by Jeffrey Lu
Provides a personal experience for discovering and saving recipes. Search meals by ingredients or create new ones.

casual division

1st Place
Beaver++
by Chris Xue, Rebecca Weinberger, Reva Ranka
Upload, view, and save products for sale. Users are given a way to easily carry out transactions with each other.
2nd Place
Fluency
by Su Yang, Stella Yang, Kentaro Tanaka
An language-learning tool that connects students from all around the world.
3rd Place
Hatch
by Allen Lee, Allen Liu
A platform for students to open restaurants out of their dorm. Choose to either host a meal (charging a fee or not) or attend a meal.
Semifinalist
Biblios
by Sammy Cherna, Julia Fiksinski, Ariel Jacobs
Maintain your own personal library, available for others to borrow. A social network for readers that actually has what you want to read.
Semifinalist
Mad Skillz
by Kat, Shannon, Dillon,
Connects skilled college students to ambitious hobbyist students. Students post tasks to be completed so skilled users can put their skills to work.
Semifinalist
Together
by Matthew Woicik, John Matthew
Allows users to make goals and daily tasks for those goals. View the goals of other users, and even add others' goals to your list.
Semifinalist
Handprint
by Ramya Nagarajan, Jennifer Zou, Shannon Peng
Volunteering gamified. Upload challenges for volunteers to complete or earn points for completing posts.

2016. remember the future

main division

1st Place
FratWorks
by Donald Little
Fratworks.xyz is a dashboard that helps manage chores and tasks of a fraternity to ensure an even contribution by all members.
2nd Place
Yarn
by Rachel Simpson, Hunter Gatewood, Kamoya Ikhofua
With Yarn, join a community of people writing beautiful, collaborative stories.
3rd Place
Overlaps
by Yilun Du, Justin Yu, Brandon Wang
Overlaps is an online platform through teachers and students can both take and offer classes, with a unique pricing system.
4th Place
MoneyMatters
by Danny Tang, Aaron Sipser, Rupayan Neogy
MoneyMatters is a money tracking web app designed for the average millennial, featuring a split charge calculator and detailed history views.
Honorable Mention
Capsulate
by Reece Tamashiro, Andrew Ilyas, Kenny Gea
Make predictions. Interact with other people's predictions. Explore how close everyone's predictions were to reality.
Honorable Mention
Course TBD
by Yinzhan Xu, Jintao Chen, Qingshu Han
Course TBD shows you what classes your friends are taking and your next Pset's due date on one shared calendar.
Semifinalist
IHTFYP
by Leigh Marie Braswell, Lizzie Wei
Whenever someone loses or finds an item, they can use our IHTFYP to easily find or return it, which matches similar lost and found forms.
Semifinalist
Uhmm
by Kyle Swanson, Julian Fuchs, Bryce Hwang
A roadtrip meal planner: given start and destination points, Uhmm suggests good restaurants along the way and displays them on a map.
Semifinalist
Firefly moment
by Cynthia Lo, Lisa Ruan, Annie Dai
Firefly helps you to capture, catalog, and share day-to-day sayings, quotes, and memories, storing them for whenever you need a quick pick-me-up.

casual division

1st Place
Markit
by Daniel Smith, Elliott Forde
markit is an educational stock market alternative that allows you to practice trading in the market without knowing technical terms or the monetary risk.
2nd Place
Graffiti
by Kevin Weng, Christopher Wang
Graffiti lets users create unstructured message boards. Users vote on messages' lifespans to extend the period of time they are displayed.
3rd Place
Skiary
by Jackie Liu, Cristina Mata, Amy Liu
Skiary is a reimagining of the personal diary. Using geolocation services and a weather API, Skiary generates calming sky gradients and graphics into its UI.
Semifinalist
Pantry
by Binh Le, Gregory Hui, Wei Xun He
Pantry is a web app designed to help people use their spare ingredients in order to cook meals that align with their exercise and wellness goals.
Semifinalist
MyBucket
by Maryam Archie, Hiram Moncivais
MyBucket is a web application that allows users to make a bucket list and then provides local opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
Semifinalist
S'mores
by Nayoung Lee, Cheahuychou Mao, Margaret Yu
S'mores is a webapp that lets you plan your meals efficiently by minimizing the time spent in creating your grocery list.
Semifinalist
Pset Buddies
by Sarah Shader, Lauren Luo
Meet more people and finish your psets! With Pset Buddies you can enter your pset progress and find people to work with!
Semifinalist
Hack Homies
by Jessie Wang, Vivian Zhang, Sarah Wooders
Build your hackathon team using HackHomies' custom recommendation and search systems.

2015. around the world

main division

1st Place
Harmony
by Liang Zhou, Budmonde Duinkharjav, Justin Xiao
Harmony is a web app designed to facilitate online collaborative sheet music composition.
2nd Place
MediaSync
by Eugene Oh, Armand McQueen
MediaSync lets you watch videos and listen to music with your friends no matter how far away they are - and all in perfect sync!
3rd Place
Nomad
by Dang Pham, Nathalie Huynh, Kamilla Takiela
Make friends, explore cities, and share your memories with other travelers near you, with our travel buddy Nomad!
4th Place
Fleek
by Akshay Ravikumar, Kimberli Zhong, Vahid Fazel-Rezai
Search a growing database of 6000+ problems by tags, or peruse problems in existing sets, and solve them!
Honorable Mention
D3NIGMA
by Landon Carter, Raymond Liu, Runpeng Liu
Create beautiful, interactive maps for your website or presentation without coding anything with our full-feature editor and intuitive tutorial system.
Honorable Mention
Grapes
by Michelle Suh, Estelle Yoon, Ami Suzuki
Grapes is a community-based web platform where anyone can buy and sell used items in their own marketplace.
Honorable Mention
LinguaGem
by Christopher Wornack, Raymond Wu, Elise Xue
LinguaGem is a series of games designed to help the user learn basic phrases in any language of choice.

casual division

1st Place
travelingtable
by Kimberly Leon, Kiran Wattamwar, Deepti Raghavan
travelingtable allows users to explore and post recipes from cuisines around the world through an interactive map.
2nd Place
GreenBuggle
by Jessica Guo, Lilian Ma, Sunnia Ye
GreenBuggle promotes responsible travel by comparing the monetary, time, and environmental costs of driving, public transport or walking.
3rd Place
Hitch
by Advaith Anand, Rose Wang, Larry Zhang
Hitch finds people for you to share rides with. Just tell us where you want to go and we'll match you with other people on similar routes.