Pitt Mobile App Challenge

 

2015-16 Pitt Mobile App Challenge

More than 2,500 students participated in the 2015-16 Pitt Mobile App Challenge by voting or submitting an entry. Thank you all! You helped make this year's App Challenge an even bigger success! Congratulations to all of our winners.

Prototype Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner ($2,000 Amazon gift card)

Robert Burger for "verblitz"

How Robert describes his app: "Learning another language is hard. With verblitz, learning German is fun and easy. Start learning another language in minutes."

Prototype Runner Up

Runner up ($1,500 Amazon gift card)

Shil Patel and Asim Viqar for "Swipes"

How Shil and Asim describe their app: "Swipes is an app that allows students with dining hall swipes to share them with students who may need them." 

Mockup Phase

These winning entries each received a $250 Amazon gift card.

Rohan Patel and Ritika Maknoor for "How It Feels"

How Rohan and Ritika describe their mockup: "Crowdsourcing weather. A local message board to post about the current weather in real time. How it feels, how it looks, and how to dress."

How It Feels

 

Dean Bogdanovic and Max Polec "Sylla-Sort"

How Dean and Max describe their mockup: "This app will be used to take a photo of your syllabus and will use the data on the page to add all of your deadlines for that class (homework, papers, exams) directly into your Google Calendar."

SyllaSort

 

Christopher Corsi, Graham Caro, Anthony Kincade, Gangzheng Tong, and Zach Ward for "Yellow Brick App"

How the team describes their app: "Yellow Brick App is a real-time advertising medium for Bar and Restaurant promotions within proximity to you that's accompanied by an incentive-based user rewards program."

Yellow Brick

 

Idea Phase

The creative app ideas listed below each received a $50 Amazon gift card.

 Christopher

Christopher Corsi

Yellow Brick App

“Yellow Brick App is a real-time advertising medium for Bar and Restaurant promotions within proximity to you that's accompanied by an incentive-based user rewards program.”

Rohan and Ritika

Rohan Patel and Ritika Makhoor

HIF (How It Feels)

“Crowdsourcing weather. A local message board to post about the current weather in real time. How it feels, how it looks, and how to dress.”

Brittney and Jorden

Brittney Lojas and Jorden Hill

Study Spot

“The go to app that allows students to find open tables in major Pitt buildings and which tables have outlets beside them. It also lets students find friends that already have a table.”

Abygail

Abygail Paseos

StudyBuddy

“Looking for someone to study with or a seat in Hillman? Find people studying the same thing and pop a squat.”

Max

Max Polec

Sylla-Sort

“This app will be used to take a photo of your syllabus and will use the data on the page to add all of your deadlines for that class (homework, papers, exams) directly into your Google Calendar!”

 

Pitt App Fair Winners

The following students won a $500 Amazon gift card for winning their category in the Pitt App Fair, an additional science fair-style competition held during this year's Awards Ceremony.

  • Idea category: Caleb Crawley for “Panther Plate”
  • Mockup category: Max Polec and Dean Bogdanovic for “Sylla-Sort”
  • Prototype category: Ishvaraus Davis and Arunprasath Balaraman for “Forge”

What's It Like Participating in the Challenge?

Listen to prototype participants talk about their entries in the 2015-16 App Challenge.

Previous Winners

View a list of previous winners for some inspiration for next year!

 

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