SI alum, current students score in mobile apps contest
An SI grad and two current MSI students earned distinction in the University of Michigan fall 2010 Mobile Apps Challenge. The goal of the competition was to promote entrepreneurial thinking and encourage the U-M community to develop innovative mobile applications.
Hung Truong (MSI ’09), who works part-time at North Quad with the building’s interactive displays, was named first runner-up with his Checkmate for Foursquare app. Enhancing the location-based social networking tool Foursquare, this iPhone app makes the check-in feature automatic when users visit their favorite venues. The app also allows users to share their check-ins on Facebook and Twitter. See app demo.
While at SI, Hung and two fellow MSI students won the RPM Ventures annual contest that provides support to entrepreneurial start-ups for their company Troubadour Mobile. He continues to develop new applications independently.
MSI students Pei-Yao Hung and Ying-Yu Chen were runners up with Emotioner, which works on the Android. Emotioner allows users to express emotions, share them with others in the vicinity, and see what emotions others nearby are experiencing and why. The app also allows users to review their emotional history. See app demo.
The competition is sponsored by Apple Inc., Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, Information and Technology Services, Google, and Technology Transfer.Explore posts in the same categories: Alumni