The top three mobile app entries receive cash prizes of $2,500 (1st place), $1,500 (2nd place), and $1,000 (3rd place). Prize money is divided equally among team members (e.g., in a first place team of four, each team member receives a check for $625.00). Many thanks to our sponsors listed below for their generous support of this inaugural competition.
1ST PLACE: Event It Up
Team members (4): Sagor Bhuiyan, Lawrence Namait, Terrance Johnson, Mir Ikram Uddin. Event It Up addresses the disconnect between students and WSU administration and faculty to improve the effectiveness and relevance of events on and around campus. Using crowdsourcing concepts and incentives to provide feedback about potential events, Event it Up aims to create a more lively and engaged campus.
2ND PLACE: Get Involved
Team members (1): Iyad Kuwatly. An app to provide simple and easy access to the latest events in WSU’s campus and throughout Detroit with the ability to categorize events, include maps, and provide easy access to event organizers.
3RD PLACE: Pinounce
Team members (1): Andrew Giang. A mobile app that allows college students to stay in the know about what is going on around campus and avoid the messy bulletin boards where flyers, job postings, housing options, and student org postings are lost in the chaos.
Most Innovative Tech Feature: ScheduRanker
Team member (1): Robert Tanniru
Best Could-Have-Been App: WSU Time
Team members (1): Pradeep Bhat
Best Tech Concept: FastPost
Team members (4): Naomi Shangle, et al.
Best App to Showcase WSU’s Assets: Wayne State of the Art
Team member (1): Richard Lerman
Best Non-WSU-Specific App: Brain Vine
Team members (4): Laurel Hicks, Moriah Thomason, et al.
Other apps submitted for this competition included WSU Work Play, Warrior Menu, Wayne Circle, and Academic Success Center Guide.