Appathon 2016: And the Winner Is….

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Congratulations to Team Appid Fire, from Harvard University, on becoming the $10,000 winner of the first-ever Great Mobile Appathon!

The Great Mobile Appathon was launched in September of this year and held at select universities throughout the United States. This first-of-its-kind competition challenged students to create innovative mobile apps that would enhance campus life at their college or university. Student teams submitted concept proposals, and select teams were invited to participate in a weekend-long event to actually create their apps using Modo Labs’ Campus Engagement Platform. The Modo platform was developed so that anyone, even those with no coding or technical skills, can create awesome mobile apps—in this case, students from across the university.

Each of the five participating universities selected first and second place winners, who received $3000 and $1500 cash prizes, respectively.

The first place teams were then invited to participate in the National competition, pitting the winners of each school against one another. Teams submitted video promotions of their apps, and each app was reviewed by a panel of judges. The winning team was announced live at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference on October 27, with each of the participating teams and school hosts dialing in for a live video call.

Eric Kim, Modo Labs VP of UX, and also one of the Appathon judges, commented, “I’ve been continually impressed by the students with whom I’ve interacted over the years, whether they’re presenting at our Kurogo higher-ed conferences or helping to build their schools’ campus apps. The participants in our first Appathon have been no exception. The breadth of campus challenges they addressed, and the depth to which they were able to execute on their approaches to those challenges with just a bit of training and less than two day’s time, are really amazing.”

You can learn more about the winning team and their app below.

Appathon Weekend: October 8-9, 2016 » 

appathon-harvard-blissHarvard University

First Place App:
Bliss

Team Members:
Caitlin Ner, Economics and Psychology major
Javier Cuan-Martinez, Computer Science major
Catherine Bosquet
Tajrean Rahman, Undecided

Bliss is an app focused on connecting students to mental health resources and destigmatizing mental health issues. The app allows you to explore mental health resources by concern, send inspirational messages to friends, and learn how to become more involved on campus.

Learn more about bliss:

 

 

It was a close contest with all of the students creating amazing apps.  Learn more about the other finalists and their apps below.


Appathon Weekend: October 1-2, 2016 » 

appathon-gwu-gworldThe George Washington University

First Place App:
GWorld

Team Members:
Daniella Morrison, Communications major
Matthew Powers, Business Analytics major

GWorld shows students all of the locations on campus and nearby where they can use their GWorld payment card. Many students were unaware of the number of places their card was accepted, especially for off-campus food options. This app not only lists accepting locations, but shows students show to navigate there as well.

Learn more about GWorld:

GWU Modo Labs Appathon 2016 THE MEGABYTES from D Morrison on Vimeo.


Appathon Weekend: October 8-9, 2016 »

appathon-fsu-nutritionoleFlorida State University

First Place App:
NutritioNOLE

Team Members:
Ana Sanchez, Entrepreneurship major
Shannen Bravo-Brown, Computer Science major
Kamryx Davis, Retail Merchandising and Product Development major

NutritioNOLE gives students access to healthy resources on campus. It includes information like healthier food options and where to find them, the gym schedule, suggestions for daily workouts, and ways to connect with health-oriented communities on campus.

Learn more about NutritioNole:

appathon-nd-marysviewUniversity of Notre Dame

First Place App:
Mary’s View

Team Members:
Kaitlyn DeHerrera, Neuroscience and Behavior major
Meklit Zenabu Kebede, Biochemistry major

Mary’s View gives students an in-depth look at all of the many events and activities taking place around campus. Students can use a map to browse events by location, marked by red pins, as well as browse events by category such as Athletic Events or Community Service events.

Learn more about Mary’s View:


Appathon Weekend: October 15-16, 2016 »

appathon-asu-asufitArizona State University

First Place App:
ASU Fit

Team Members:
Linsey Moen, Supply Chain Management major
Samatha Muro, Community Health/Nursing major
Vincent Truong, Computer Science major

ASU Fit encourages students to get moving. The app lists gym locations and hours, group class schedules, and information about intramural activities. The app also includes a gym buddy matchmaker where you can enter your gender, workout intensity, type of workout you’d like to meet up for, and days that you’re available.

Learn more about ASU Fit:


Congratulations to all of the students who participated! It took many dedicated individuals to make this event a reality.

Thank you to the sponsors: Modo Labs, Uber and General Electric

Thank you to the schools and their hosts, including:

Mark Albert, George Washington University
Ken Baldauf, Wendy Plant and Kyle Gower-Winter, Florida State University
Alan Wolfe and Shannon Rice, Harvard University
Ryan Clemons, Corinna Busciglio and Chris Richardson, Arizona State University
Matt Willmore, The University of Notre Dame

Also, special thanks go to our esteemed National Judging Panel, including:

Eric Kim, VP of UX, Modo Labs
Chris Barrows, Social Media and Mobile Product Coordinator, New York University
Jenny Gluck, Associate CIO, Syracuse University
Santhana Naidu, Associate VP Marketing, Indiana State University
Sarah Hoch, Emerging Technology Architect, GE Power
Julie Zaga, Uber

 

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