Thursday October 30th 2008
The 1st ever YMDA (Yahoo! Mobile Developer Award 2008) came to it’s conclusion at Zouk Disco in Singapore after a month long competition between teams from six participating tertiary institutions.
The students had to develop Widgets based on product briefs from sponsors DBS Bank, Kelloggs Asia, Malaysia Airlines and UEEEU.com.
One winner was selected for each sponsor and the four winning teams had to present their winning pitches a second time around (within the disco!) for the best of show award.
In the end the Best In Show Award was given to Team Simple from Nanyang Technological University for their DBS Widget. Apart from showcasing credit card promotions, branch information and other useful banking functions - the team also went out of their way to create a content management system (based on PHP) that would allow any anyone to easily edit the content and menus of the DBS Widget. Stunning!
Here are the list of winners!
BEST IN SHOW & DBS CATEGORY WINNER: Team Simple, Nanyang Technological University
KELLOGGS ASIA: The Jinx, Temasek Polytechnic
MALAYSIA AIRLINES: We Mobile, Singapore Polytechnic
UEEEU.COM: Chlorophyll Studios, Nanyang Polytechnic