Issue 5
Monday, 02 July 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
From left - Irene Camacho, Aldrin Magno, Vilma Sanchez, Jasvir Singh, Sachit Bali and Mahima Chitrakar were part of the winning teams
From left - Irene Camacho, Aldrin Magno, Vilma Sanchez, Jasvir Singh, Sachit Bali and Mahima Chitrakar were part of the winning teams

‘Happy Trails’ is top student app

By Danielle Lee-Ryder

Nine teams have battled it out to impress industry experts with their software designs as part of their final year of Human Computer Interaction Design at Charles Darwin University.

CDU Senior Lecturer in IT Barbara White said the eight industry judges found it tough choosing a winner from the outstanding programming software and presentations.

“Ultimately, Jack Bosanquet and Joshua Bauer won with their ‘Happy Trails’ app,” Ms White said. “This trail map app is for amateur hikers and the point of difference is its use of social media.

“Users are able to share their hiking experiences – trail hazards and weather conditions – in the form of photos and updates.”

Ms White said Mahima Chitrakar, Sachit Bali and Hong Lo placed second with their app called CHOMP.

“They developed a nifty app using google glasses to make cooking fun, easier and more interactive,” she said. “It shows users step-by-step how to cook and has a focus on special dietary requirements for diabetics and those with high cholesterol.”

The People's Choice Award was won by Aldrin Magno, Jasvir Singh, Vilma Sanchez and Irene Camacho for their UniConnect project.

“UniConnect provides access to information about studying in Australia,” Ms White said. “The tool details the types of university courses available and educates overseas students on cultural differences.”

The awards were supported by Intersystems and the Australian Computing Society.