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Apps for Good Official Launch

Last summer we began working with 3 of the winning teams of the Apps for Good national competition, and finally the time had arrived for the apps to be officially launched.

Sunset at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Sunset at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Last summer we began working with 3 of the winning teams of the Apps for Good national competition, and finally the time had arrived for the apps to be officially launched.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park provided an inspiring backdrop as the kids proudly presented the finished apps they had been working hard on. Speeches were given by Debbie Forster and Bob Schukai, along with a talk by a very inspiring young woman called Mohima Ahmed, who was a winning team member of the first year Apps for Good started 5 years ago.

Steve Brown of Future Tech Girls has written a great post about his experience of the evening here.

A big congratulations to the 3 teams! Let's hope they have been inspired to work towards a career in this exciting and ever more important area of mobile software.

The 3 teams we were chosen to work with were:

weKonnekt, for young carers
weKonnekt, for young carers

weKonnekt

weKonnekt supports young carers in the UK, connecting them to other carers and resources in their local area. The app was created by Hasan, Shayaan, Shakil, Itesham & Luay from Denbigh High School, Luton and won the People's Choice Award powered by Essence at the Apps for Good Awards 2015.

GardenKing, for people with green fingers
GardenKing, for people with green fingers

GardenKing

GardenKing helps you identify plants in your garden by taking a photo, and learn more about them. The app was created by Isaac, Clodagh, Sophie & Edward from Latymer Upper School, London and won the Sustainable Communities category powered by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the Apps for Good Awards 2015.

Book'd, for literature fans
Book'd, for literature fans

Book'd

BOOK'd helps teenagers discover new books to read. The app was created by Alejandro, Ben & Harry from Dr. Challoner's Grammar School, Buckinghamshire and won the Productivity category powered by SAP at the Apps for Good Awards 2015.