App Contest

Now days it seems like there is an app for just about everything.

But how about an app that is focused on the community, more specifically the UAF community.

Welcome to the "Living Battle of the Apps Challenge" that was conducted yesterday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Woodcenter.

15 participants competed in front of 6 judges representing various aspects of Sustainablity and conservation.

The idea for the challenge, is the brainstorm of the local Verizon Wireless Communications Company which recently moved to the Fairbanks area.

 

 

 

Verizon is donating $40,000 to UAF to select an app that will benefit the University and the Fairbanks area. Demion Voiles from Verizon says this contest will be important to the University as well as Fairbanks.

"Under the auspices of reaching out to the students and the faculty at UAF to come up with a concept for an application that you would use on a smart phone or a tablet.

That can help drive sustainability, that can help drive cost savings through efficient energy usage, obviously something that near and dear not too just Fairbanks, but to the students here on campus." Update: Today it was released that two participants tied for the overall total, Eric Williams and Dallon Knight's ideas were a winner with the judges. Now the University will decide how to award the winners.

Now days it seems like there is an app for just about everything.

But how about an app that is focused on the community, more specifically the UAF community.