Yesterday Orange and Huwaei awarded students with the best mobile app innovation ideas, that have made come to life in an event that was honored by Uganda’s State Minister for ICT, Mr. Nyombi Thembo, and the Guest of Honor Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi. The seven lucky winners were able to walk away with money prizes and internship courtesy of Orange and Huawei the main sponsors of the event. The winning app was Agricultural based app developed by Lisa Katusiime and Isaac Omiat.
Winners, Agro Market Day Won UGX. 10,000,000 ($3900) and one year internship at Orange
Developers: Lisa Katusiime and Isaac Omiat
Agro Market Day is a mobile app that exposes agricultural markets, market days, farmers, their details and the products sold in different markets in different districts on Uganda, thereby closing the gap between those districts that have a wide availability of products and those with limited availability.
1st Runner-up app was Mens Preg that won UGX. 5,000,000 ($1950) and 6 month internship at Orange
Developers: Dut Athian and Joyce Nambalirwa
Mens Preg lets ladies use preventive measures to prepare for and track monthly periods. It helps mitigate medication, radioactive rays and trauma.
MensPreg, according to the developers, uses a calendar to display information and predicts future events. Accurate entry of information period flow, intimacy, frequency and pregnancy status help in the prediction of ovulation day, safe days and possible conception/delivery days.
2nd Runner-up app was Luunda that won UGX. 2,300,000 and internship
Lunda is a mobile app that is currently running on Android mobile devices, developed to assist poultry farmers, and provides the following features:
- Provides reliable information to the farmers in the form of tips and advice on how to handle different types of hens
- Diagnosis of various infections
- Enable farmers to share information amongst themselves
- Enables farmers to view stores
Developers: William Luyinda, artn Katamba and Ibrahim Ssekabembe