ECONOMICS, TECH

INTEL EAST AFRICA’S UNIVERSITY APP CHALLENGE

App challenge decor at C4Dlab, Chiromo campus
App challenge decor at C4Dlab, Chiromo campus

On the 26th September 2014, Intel East Africa in partnership with the University of Nairobi Chiromo campus and C4Dlab innovation center organised their version of #intelAndroid challenge. The event brought together students from Kenyatta University, JKUAT, Moi University, St. Pauls University(Limuru) and Egerton University. Dr. Bitange Ndemo was the chief Guest. The best 3 apps would eventually determine the winning University.

The C4Dlab
The C4Dlab

From XOXO , Pupil Quiz, Stimalite to Inventory management applications. The students went all out. The judges had a very hard time to choose between close to over 20 android apps. The judging criteria was fair for the students as its focused on dynamic aspects of the developed apps. Key judging criteria was User Interface-out of ten.  Other criteria included relevance, Native(local) and appthwack test: https://appthwack.com/

“A startUp is like a child, they crawl for some time but as they begin to walk, they fall several times before they learn. If you are resilient you will create something that will change the world” Said Dr. Bitange Ndemo. He also added that it makes him happy to see a lot of young people breaking through in the technology industry.

kOBI MOMANYI number 3
KOBI MOMANYI number 3

Number 3: Kobi Momanyi from JKUAT who received his award from Judge Linet Kwamboka

ALELA ROY number 2
ALELA ROY number 2

Number 2: Alela Roy from the University of Nairobi who got earphones and an Asus phone tab from Judge

The #appchallengeKE winner, Simon
The #appchallengeKE winner, Simon

Number 1: Simon…  StimaLite android application who had the opportunity of receiving the award from Dr. Bitange Ndemo(Former Permanent secretary ICT)

The app challenge cup
The app challenge cup

 

Every student was a winner that day, though the judges still had to rank them. The winning universities where as follows

  1. JKUAT WITH 192 Marks
  2. UON WITH 173 Marks
  3. KU WITH 100 Marks
A snapshot of Stimalite
A snapshot of Stimalite

Stimalite brings you interruption notices straight to your device. With automatic synchronization you will receive alerts specified for your location on time and you can share the information with others.

 

 By Neville Mugambi.

Photos: Courtesy of Peter Oyamo

 

 

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