They were given a cash prize of 5,000,000/= (five million shillings) plus support from Orange Uganda for the application they have developed.
The application targets the health and education sectors where an integrated scalable sms based application that enables scheduling of appointments for health and educational engineering laboratories known as iLabs, among other service providers.
Their target market includes students, health specialists and general business.
The second prize went to Paula Naiga, Kevin Sebbanja and Clare Asasira with An Intergrated Farmers Management mobile application which will be an SMS- based project linking together the entire agricultural community.
Their prize includes Orange Uganda giving support for the application to be deployed into a working environment ready to use by local communities and Orange will give them support till execution of the application on the market.
The Integrated Farmers Management system will link for example a vet doctor to a farmer with sick animals, a farmer selling their harvest to a potential buyer where through text, a user is linked to who they want in the agricultural field which targets everyone involved in the agricultural sector like transporters, farmers, extension workers, buyers and vet doctors.
The third winner was Davies Arthur Mugume who developed an SMS- based application which can be used to link together the entire agricultural community. For example: a vet doctor to a farmer with sick animals, a farmer selling their harvest to a potential buyer, etc. Through text, a user is linked to whoever they want in the agricultural ecosystem including transporters, farmers, extension workers and buyers. Davies is getting an opportunity to do internship at Orange to enhance his career as a developer. .
Each of the 5 groups walked away with an Android (SamSung Galaxy Mini) phone to facilitate them with future mobile applications development.