The Great Mobile Appathon Regional Competitions End on a High Note at Arizona State University

Submitted by on Wed, 10/19/16


On Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, Arizona State University students spent their weekend rounding out the regional competition for the first-ever Modo Appathon™, a national competition to create mobile apps that enhance student life on campus.

IMG_0323Students from all different majors and school years worked tirelessly transforming their unique app ideas into reality, utilizing Modo Labs’ no-code Kurogo Publisher platform.

With so many great ideas, competition was tight. In the end the judges selected Team ASU Fit, Linsey Moen, a Supply Chain Management major, Samatha Muro, a Community Health major going into Nursing, and Vincent Truong, a Computer Science major, as the first place team, earning the $3,000 local first place prize, bragging rights, and the chance to have their winning idea integrated into ASU’s official campus app.

The second place team, Travel on Campus, Maryam Shafiee, a PhD student in Electrical Engineering, Jaclynn Cossio, and English major, and Digant Jagtap, a Software Engineering graduate student, took home the $1500 prize.


The first place team’s app will be entered in the national competition to be judged against winners from Harvard University, the University of Notre Dame, The George Washington University, and Florida State University, for a chance to win $10,000.

The judges will have a difficult time choosing the national winner from the regional winners at each school. The national winner will be announced during a live session on Thursday, October 27, at this year’s EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. The regional winners will be streamed in for the big announcement and awarding of the $10,000 national prize.


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