Dal announces winners in mobile app design challenge

April 18, 2012

9 Dalhousie University student teams representing 3 faculties competed late last month for $1,500 in prizes at the inaugural Dal App Challenge. A computer science student picked up the first-place prize of $750 for his application to help students find books and articles at campus libraries. A pair of computer science students earned the second-place prize of $500 for their app to enhance current Dal Online class scheduling using automated features and GPS capabilities. 4 students were selected as the People's Choice winner for an app designed to capture "all things Dalplex," from news to scheduling to registration, location, and space availability for classes. A computer science student earned an honourable mention prize of $250 for "Dalpha," designed to support a social network for note sharing and chatting amongst peers in the same faculty or class. Dal News