2017 Summer High School App Building Challenge Winners!

2017 Summer High School App Building Challenge Winners
September 28, 2017

For the first ever Thunkable Summer High School App Building Challenge, we received dozens of submissions from around the world. The challenge was to build an app that solves a problem in your local community.

https://blog.thunkable.com/winners-of-the-2017-high-school-app-building-challenge-24a7555ca441 - source code for many of the apps can be found in this blog post!

We evaluated apps based on three categories:

  • Ability to solve a local problem
  • Innovativeness
  • Design and functionality

It wasn’t easy to select a winner, but after careful deliberation the results are in:

First Place Winner: Leftovers {USA}

Leftovers is an on demand food app where anyone can create and post local listings for leftover food. When a listing is posted, users can locate and claim leftovers, providing less fortunate community members with access to food while reducing waste.

App builder: Hyowon “Raphi” Kang
Problem addressed: Food insecurity in Greater Boston
High School: Concord Academy, Waltham, MA, USA

Second Place Winner: Smart Water {El Salvador}

Smart Water is an app where users can automate water irrigation through bluetooth connected devices. Users can schedule water irrigation in advance through an internal calendar system and manually control water flows. Bluetooth devices can also measure ground humidity and determine when specific areas need to be watered, and automatically irrigate the land.

App builders: CĂ©sar Francisco Henriquez Avelar and Oscar Rafael Mendoza Recinos
Problem address: Water waste and irrigation
High School: Instituto Nacional de Sonzacate, Sonzacate, Sonsonate, El salvador

Third Place Winner: yellowRide {India}

The yellowRide app provides real-time school bus tracking for parents, and also offers a bus attendance management system for schools.

App builder: Rhythm Mehta
Problem address: School bus location tracking
High School: Doon Public School, New Delhi, India

Honorable Mentions:

Sandhini and Anshika Agarwal, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Pet Ambulance
Dinesh Kumar V. Vijayarajan and Gurupandian G., Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai, India

Manmeet Singh Tuteja, St.Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, New Delhi, India

Mohamed Ibrahim, Velammal Vidhyashram, Chennai, India

Trisha Ballakur, Andover High, Andover, MA, USA
Srija Nagireddy, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, MA, USA
Neel Bhalla, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA USA

Achilles Haitas
1st High School of St. Stefanos, Athens, Greece

We will be contacting winners individually to discuss the next steps. Congratulations to all participants!

There will be more Thunkable High School App Building Challenges in the future, and we hope to see many of you participate again.

Thanks for thunking!

-Team Thunkable


Congratulations to the winners :clap:

@amrita If possible, Please share apks or link to playstore of respective apps.

Another request, please conduct contest for adults too. :grinning:

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@amrita If possible, Please share aia of respective apps.

Yes! We will be hosting more competitions in the future.

and we will be sharing the .aias next week. They will be posted in the forum!


Well done and congratulations to all winners!

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Source code for most of the apps can be found in this blog post: