Education: Wick High School wins app competition
Chore Attack - in which cleaning ninjas that inspire work-shy kids and flatmates to do their share of the housework - is an app created by Katie, Caitlyn and Meghan at Wick High School and it won the productivity category in this year's Apps for Good Awards in London.
The Apps for Good Awards celebrate the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers: young people aged 10-18 who have created an app that tackles an everyday problem or issue they’re passionate about. The awards invite all UK student teams taking the Apps for Good course at their school, learning centre or FE college to submit their problem-solving app prototype.
The top seven winning teams - selected from our 17,000 students and judged by our formidable panel of dragons - will become real world entrepreneurs, working with development agencies to launch their app on to the market, with the support of Apps for Good and its sponsors.
On 23 June the finalists came to the heart of Tech City, London where they presented and pitched their app prototypes to leading industry experts for a chance to take their apps to market. The winners were announced in a ceremony, presented by Apps for Good UK Managing Director, Debbie Forster and Elected Chairman, Charles Leadbeater. The winning teams will now work with development agencies to launch their apps in January 2015, with the support of Apps for Good and our sponsors.
The winners were:
Find the best place to surf near you with weather reports and surf spot reviews.
Created by Tom, Jay, Ben and Archie at Budehaven Community School, Cornwall, South West. ShoreCast was the winner in the My Planet category.
Pocket Money Pig
A pocket money app for kids and their parents. Track what's been lent and spent for fewer family quibbles.
Created by Christopher, George and Ross at The Wroxham School, Hertfordshire, East of England. Money Pig was the winner in the Saving, Spending & Giving category.
Reclaim the streets. Outsmart the gangs and keep your neighbourhood safe.
Created by Joshua, Rikardo, Ijahmar and Callum at Shireland Collegiate Academy, Smethwick, West Midlands. Crime Time was the winner in the Connected Communities category.:
Learn the art of codebreaking. Play the game - break the code.
Created by Harriet, Paula, Holly and Frederick at Hymers College, Hull, Yorkshire & Humber. CryptoConnex was the winner in the Learning category.
Cleaning ninjas inspire work-shy kids and flatmates to do their share of the housework.
Created by Katie, Caitlyn and Meghan at Wick High School, Caithness, Scotland. Chore Attack was the winner in the Productivity category.
Support and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people.
Created by Josie, Emily, Katie and Alexandra at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, Warwickshire, West Midlands. I'm Okay was the winner in the Information category.
Looking for the perfect space for a party? Find, rate and promote venues.
Created by Tyler, Dylan, Oliver and Jashvanth at Sutton Grammar School for Boys, Surrey, South East. Occasion Location was the winner of the People's Choice Award.