Kashmere Gate, New Delhi, April 12th, 2016: I-MADE App-a-Thon was kick started by Mr. R.K. Pathak, DDG(IC), Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
Nineteen (19) teams of four (4) students each participated in the week long App-a-Thon from across 7 institutions including IGDTUW, IIIT-D, IIT(BHU) – Varanasi and IIIT- Bhubaneshwar, MMMUT, NSIT & DTU.
Students were given four (4) app based challenges to solve.
The App-a-Thon was conducted in 2 stages.
Stage 2: Successful students were required to convert their web app into mobile app using hybrid technology – Cordova.
Team Trojans from IGDTUW were announced as winners with their Assignment submission App, whereas, Team Arrow from Delhi Technological University were announced as runners up with their classifieds app.
Both the teams were awarded Certificate of Merit & an internship with the I-MADE team to build their apps.
Mr. R.K. Pathak said" This App-a-Thon served as a test bed and an IP to learn about the gaps in the existing mobile app development capabilities amongst our students. This will help us to empower them with necessary infrastructure like I-MADE to encourage entrepreneurship and eventually see some extra ordinary start-ups emerging from across campuses."
Mr. Aashutosh Bhardvaj, CEO, Kryptos Mobile, said "We were very impressed by the apps produced by students. In a short span of 1 week they were able to understand the challenge and deliver a mobile app to solve it as well." He further added “It was exciting to see students developing mobile app that institutions can take benefit of not only in India but in the US as well. I believe with the right mentorship and guidance students under I-MADE, students can build startups solving fundamental problems at their campuses."
I-MADE is accepting applications from institutes and will announced successful applicants in June, 2016. Last date to apply for next phase is May15th, 2016. For more information please visit I-MADE.