Sigma Ukraine announces SmartApp mobile contest winners
Organized by Sigma Ukraine, SmartApp is a student contest, held in Odessa, Ukraine, aimed to find new talents in the field of mobile applications development for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The winners were announced on the 24th of January, 2013.
Started in late October, 2012 SmartApp student contest (www.smartapp.in.ua) was fully organized and sponsored by Sigma Ukraine. The requirements for contestants were to develop and design working application under three given platforms (Android, iOS or Windows Phone) within the predefined timeframe.
Sigma Ukraine specialists conducted several meetings with students during the preparatory period and helped them with all rising questions how to develop their app.
On Tuesday night, 24th of January, contestants gathered to show off their technological innovations. Sigma Ukraine handed out prizes in three categories: Best Working App, Best Presentation, and The Most Original App.
"We challenged students to create mobile apps and offered them comprehensive technical guidance; by creating the right atmosphere for young talents we gathered people to work on their smart apps ideas, on SmartApp," said Alexey Stoletny, Head of Mobile & Web Solutions department at Sigma Ukraine and one of jury. "Students impressed us with fresh ideas, and truly went above and beyond in developing neat-looking and complicated mobile apps. We are excited to let the young talents grow with Sigma Ukraine. And win iPhones, too!"
- 1st prize – iPhone 5 for Best Working App: Nikita Shevelev and his movie search app (Android);
- 2nd prize – iPod Touch for The Most Original App: Dmitry Bubnovsky and his learning app for drummers (Android);
- 3rd prize – iPod Touch for the Best Presentation: Anton Udovichenko and his space game (WP7).
"SmartApp is more than just a contest; it’s a way for young developers and innovators to be close to the business by taking a challenge of bringing real idea into the ready to use solution," says Valery Krasovsky, Sigma Ukraine COO. "Most importantly, taking part in such contest may become a great start of a career as a software engineer."
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