IBM held the finals of The IBM Bluemix™ Appnovator Challenge 2014 where five student teams selected from more than 120 teams were challenged to develop new applications for smarter cities.
This competition is an application development contest organized by IBM Malaysia to encourage student programmers to develop and deploy application
s on IBM’s next generation cloud platform, IBM Bluemix™.
The five shortlisted entries from HELP University, KBU International College, Universiti Malaysia Pahang and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College are:
“Lost and Report” from KBU International College
The “Lost & Report” app comes with a database that captures all the reported stolen car numbers, wanted criminals and lost items based on the user’s location.
The app allow users to report the theft easily as well as the ability to upload related pictures to help describe the incident.
“My Water Management System” from Universiti Malaysia Pahang
The main function of this water management app is to provide water usage management services to every household.
It can also monitor the condition of the water through a single click.
“MyCity” from KBU International College
The application simplifies the process of reporting a problem pertaining to a city’s infrastructure.
“Park4U” from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
The parking app will help drivers locate empty parking bays and payment kiosks at large parking lots.
“Moshi Water” from HELP University
The application allows users to record their daily water usage through a water usage calculator.
Users interact with the app like a game.
The competition unleashed creative thinking and spurred innovation among the country’s brightest and talented developers to experiment on an agile platform.IBM Bluemix™ provides instant resources and runtimes for the students to develop apps that address pressing societal issues and business challenges.said Hong Kok Cheong, General Manager, Software Group, IBM Malaysia.
The ten student teams that qualified for the semi-finals attended a special training session to gain hands-on and specific skills about IBM Bluemix.
In July this year, IBM kicked off roadshows at universities in Klang Valley, Pahang and Penang to promote the contest.