Orange Uganda will today award students with the winning mobile applications in the just concluded Community Innovations Awards competition.

Running for the third straight year, the competition attracted 72 students of which 20 managed to make it to the finals. The announcement of the winners will be done at Makerere University‘s Main Building. Present already is Uganda’s State Minister for ICT, Mr. Nyombi Thembo, and the Guest of Honor will be Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi.

The annual competition tasks university students to develop mobile applications that are relevant to community issues in the areas of Health, Education and Agriculture. The call for entries was sent out to all universities in the country back in May.

“I would like to thank all students that have taken part in this competition,” said Orange CEO Philippe Luxcey in a press statement.


The following were the winners of the Orange Community Innovations Awards 2013

2nd Runner-up: Luunda (Wins UGX. 2,300,000 and internship)

Lunda is a mobile app that is currently running on Android mobile devices, developed to assist poultry farmers, and provides the following features:

  1. Provides reliable information to the farmers in form of tips and advice on how to handle different types of hens
  2. Diagnosis of various infections
  3. Enable farmers to share information amongst themselves
  4. Enables farmers to view stores

Developers: William Luyinda, artn Katamba and Ibrahim Ssekabembe

1st Runner-up: Mens Preg (Wins UGX. 5,000,000 and internship)

Mens Preg lets ladies use preventive measures to prepare for and track monthly periods. It helps mitigate medication, radioactive rays and trauma.

MensPreg, according to the developers, uses a calendar to display information and predicts future events. Accurately entry of information period flow, intimacy, frequency and pregnancy status helps in the prediction of ovulation day, safe days and possible conception/delivery days.

Developers: Dut Athian and Joyce Nambalirwa

Winner: Agro Market Day (Wins UGX. 10,000,000 and internship)

Agro Market Day is a mobile app that exposes agricultural markets, market days, farmers, their details and the products sold in different markets in different districts on Uganda, thereby closing the gap between those districts that have wide availability of products and those with limited availability.

Developers: Lisa Katusiime and Isaac Omiat