Students create digital tools to solve problems

by CDI Apps for Good
Jun 21, 2013

Apps for Good Awards a success!

Winners
Winners' workshop

On June 11th 24 teams competed in London at the Apps for Good Awards, presenting their ideas to a panel of experts for the chance to get their apps professionally developed. The competition was open to the 5,618 students from 97 schools across the UK who took the Apps for Good course in 2012-13, the finalists on the day were selected from over 400 team app submissions. All were blown away by the quality and creativity of the projects and choosing the winners was a huge challenge.

The finalists competed in six thematic categories:

  • Power to do More: Getting the most from your time
  • Keep Moving: Doing things on the go 
  • Our World: Encouraging sustainable and healthy lifestyles
  • Learning and Information: Helping others learn and using information for good
  • Connected Communities: Using technology to unite interests, ideas and good causes 
  • Saving, Spending and Giving: Making the most from your money 
The winning app ideas offered a wide range of solutions and opportunities for users, these included an app to help people with learning difficulties and Alzheimer’s plan their daily routines, an app that allows farmers to track and manage information about their cattle. and an app that helps teens find odd jobs to earn pocket money.  As well as pitching their ideas to our expert judges on the day, our students had the opportunity to watch talks from some of the UK's most exciting tech thinkers and entrepreneurs. In the run up to the event, they got to prepare for their moment in the spotlight by spending time in cutting-edge start-ups in London, getting a close-up look at how tech businesses work from the inside. The awards serve as inspiration for the whole Apps for Good community, students, teachers and experts. To find out more about how the day panned out and the excllent app ideas put forward click here.
Students develop their ideas
Students develop their ideas

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CDI Apps for Good

Location: London, UK - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.appsforgood.org
Project Leader:
Sophie Ball
London, London United Kingdom
$22,142 raised of $80,000 goal
 
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