Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Finalists named in University phone app challenge

Finalists named in University of Canterbury’s Entre phone app challenge


August 20, 2014


An app to help children with their speech, another to store paper receipts on a cellphone and a third project to help people get out of bed on time have made it into the finals of the University of Canterbury’s annual phone app competition.

The apps made were selected for the finals of the university’s annual Entre Apps Challenge with the winner to be named on Friday night. Entre is a student club which runs business events where young hopefuls put their business ideas to the test with the help of mentors and business competitions.

Third year speech and language therapy student Kristi Rabbitt has produced a Childchat app that allows users to document, record and analyse the speech and language development of their children.

Fourth year economics and finance student Elisha Nuttall has created the Receipt Wizard app which allows people to store paper receipts in their phone in a searchable format. Whenever a receipt needs to be viewed, the app will search for category, date, and dollar value, doing away with the need for paper.

Finally, second year economics and marketing student George McDonald has produced an app called Get up for Charity. The app is for students and other people who find getting out of bed each morning difficult.

``Why not make it an uplifting experience? Many New Zealanders battle to get out of bed every morning. Hitting the snooze button is a crime most of us are guilty of. It makes us late, makes us stressed and makes our day a little harder,’’ McDonald says.

``What if every time you hit the snooze button you made an automatic donation to a charity? My app is simple. It is an alarm clock that, every time you hit snooze, you donate a dollar to charity. Through your desire to sleep, you could be helping hundreds of people less fortunate than yourself.’’

The judges are Dr Rachel Wright, manager of the University of Canterbury’s Innovators centre to help student entrepreneurs, Toby Vincent and Reuben Biji from Smudge Apps, and Chris Henderson from Cognition Education and the Ministry of Awesome.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

AMA: Scoop's 'Invisible Paywall'

Operation Chrysalis: The Final Countdown - Thanks & There's Still Time To Pledge

Phew! We are now counting down the hours to the end of this crowd-funding campaign at 11pm on Sunday. Thankyou to all those Scoop readers and supporters who have pledged already. You have been awesome. But this is not over yet. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: No Public Submissions On International Government Procurement Deal

“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Pacific Spying

So New Zealand spied on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, the Chinese. On the side, the Key government has also been using the security services to gauge the chances of Trade Minister Tim Groser landing the top job at the WTO... More>>

ALSO:

State Housing Transfer: Salvation Army Opts Out

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news