Main Competition Results

Below are the results from the 2021 MIT App Inventor Appathon for Good. There were a number of really close rankings among the finalists this year, which highlights the great work that everyone put into their apps. We hope that all who participated have learned something new and special congratulations to those who have won. Certificates will be emailed to all participants next week.

Youth Individual

First: CoviSelfMonitor

Chiraag U

Background for APP:

Until Coronavirus eradicates, Covid-19 continues to be reported among the community. Fortunately, in most of the Covid Positive instances, people experience mild symptoms and will recover without special treatment and are considered to be in the low-risk group. Health Authorities recommend home isolation for 15 Days for the low-risk groups to avoid further spread in the community.

Need in Community:

During this 15 Days of the isolation period, monitoring of the vital parameters of Temperature, Heart Rate, and Saturation on the regular basis is important for recovery. So that the health care provider evaluates the health status and advice on further treatment. This App helps community people in isolation to record the vital parameters and enables them to share the details in real-time with the health care provider. Further, this app will help to keep track of the vital parameters of the day over the isolation period.

App Overview:

The App, CoviSelfMonitor –Your companion in Isolation is easy to use App to record and share vital parameters. This app is developed on MIT Inventor and it uses redistributable extensions. APP Features:

• Simple & Easy to use • Tabs based layout for Day Entry • Data saved locally; No external Database • Graphical representation of Day parameters for Visualization of Day’s recording • Friendly PDF format generation • Linked to Email Clients for easy sharing • Quick View of Day’s High & Low Vitals

App Details:

The first time you walk in, the App asks to enter the individual’s name and Health care provider email id and prompts to start monitoring. This creates “MonitorBoard”, a dynamic tab-based calendar period for 15 days. On Short press on the Day Tab, the app opens the new user-interactive “Vital Parameter” screen to enter the parameters of Oxygen Saturation, Heart Pulse Rate, and Body Temperature.

On entering the vitals, these are displayed in three separate graphs along with all the day’s vital entries in the “Your Vitals” Screen. Each graph represents the Oxygen Saturation, Heart Pulse Rate, and Body Temperature along with the day’s trend line. A feature of baseline of the normal range is available in the graph assesses quickly. Upon clicking the view button, these stored data will be shown in a tabular form and is ready to be shared in a pdf format. On clicking the share button, the pdf will be embedded with a proper filename (Username Vital Parameter as on MM-DD-YY.pdf) and proper subject line for easy identification by the recipient in the email client and is ready to share with the health care provider for their evaluation.

Next time you enter, you will be welcomed with a splash screen and directly enter to the MonitorBoard for entering the parameters. You can Short Press to enter the vital parameter. Also here Long press to see the Day’s High & Low which helps to track the parameter over the period. Additional features like the disabled future days, the locked previous day for the data entry are provided to make user friendly.

There is a “Setting” button on the “MonitorBoard” screen, which facilitates to modify the Individual Name and Email of Health Care Provider email. This screen also has a reset facility that will reset the saved data that can be used to erase all data after isolation completes.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Second: Mentallia

Recursive Indecision

Mental health problems are a major issue, such as those caused by isolation or losing loved ones, especially during the pandemic. Mentallia focuses on users’ mental and physical wellbeing. It is a personal wellbeing journal app that allows people to keep track of what they’ve been doing to maintain their health and use different ways to be happier and achieve their goals. Mentallia uses a point system to keep users motivated and to help others by donating to mental health organizations.

When users open the app, they are brought to a check-in page if they have not already checked in for the day. The check-in page asks them how they are feeling emotionally and physically and why they feel that way. Users can later check their response on the Journal page. After submitting, users are sent to the home page, which provides the app’s five key features.

The Physical Health page allows people to track their exercises, meditation, eating habits, and sleeping habits. Doing so allows them to see what they are doing well and how they might be able to improve their physical health.

On the Goals page, users can make goals by considering the outcome and how they can address potential obstacles to achieving their goals, which makes them more likely to be able to overcome the obstacles and complete the goal. Users can also edit a goal after selecting it in their list of current goals or mark it as done when they finish it. By more officially recognizing their accomplishments, people can increase their happiness.

The Social Connection page allows users to communicate with others and motivate each other to maintain their wellbeing by encouraging each other to have healthy habits or work towards their goals. People can also coordinate healthy activities in their own places, which works for COVID-19, where people can’t always have in-person connections and can instead get their motivation from knowing that someone else is completing a goal at the same time as they are. To join or create a group, people can input their name, the group name, and the group password.

On the Journal page, users can focus on their gratitude, acts of kindness, or general events from their day. In doing so, they can release the stress of negative experiences and focus on the good in their day to increase their happiness. In the long term, users can see how certain social and physical situations affect their wellbeing so they can avoid being under similar conditions in the future.

Mentallia has a points feature that increments every time users complete certain actions, such as work towards their wellbeing and complete goals. The feature is intended to motivate people to be consistent in their efforts to be healthier, happier, and more productive. Users can view how many points they have earned overall, in each category, or on a certain day. Also, through fundraising and sponsorship, people can use their points earned from maintaining their health to help donate money to mental health organizations, like Mental Health America, and help others get better.

If the app were to be further developed, I would add a machine learning aspect so the app could find patterns between certain situations and the users’ wellbeing and give advice on what to do more or less. I would also add a notifications feature where users could choose to receive notifications from the app as reminders to work towards their goals.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Third: Health is Wealth

Krishna Raghavendran

This app is designed for every person who cares and gives priority to his health during and post pandemic world.

This app consists of 7 screens and each screen helps the user to keep in pace with all aspects of physical and mental health. The pedometer screen when switched will help the user to do his daily bit of / jogging/ running and will show the associated benefits of calories burnt miles walked and time spent.

Sun tracker when switched on will help the user to achieve the daily dose of Vitamin D3 to his body this will also show the history and consistency of achieving this .He will get the score of 120 if he completes 10 minutes of exposure to sufficient sunlight but if he spends in lesser exposure it will automatically award the respective badges. So that he can adjust accordingly to his exposure to sunlight.

Diet screen will help him to consciously avoid junk food and increase the appetite for good body friendly intake the algorithm will help him to keep track of how much junk food he has avoided and how good he is in maintaining his health this will keep him in following statuses 1.Excellent 2. Good 3. Fair and 4. Bad. The calculation happens on the last 7 days intake anytime.,

Karma screen is a new concept of making the entire world into a beautiful planet. The Word Karma refers to deeds in Sanskrit so if everyone commits to good deeds if it has a domino effect the entire environment will become good .This screen has the following options for the user to input the hours he spends on the respective causes 1. Time spent with Elders 2. Time spent with orphan kids 3. Time spent to educate socially backward kids 4. Time spent on a good social cause. Once he inputs the hours spent this will keep track of all historical records and enthuse the users to do more good things forever .This will definitely keep his mind healthy and happy.

Breathing screen will help the user to do the 478 breathing exercise as recommended by the WHO the user has to follow the instructions as given in the breathing screen. This will help the user to decrease anxiety, sleep better, manage food cravings and control emotional responses like anger.

If the user feels demotivated because of something, if he opens the inspirational quotes screen It will keep him motivated and inspirational quotes will appear randomly (more than 20 quotes captured here).

Soothing Music : This screen will help the user to link his favorite music to this app and play . This helps him to calm his mind during tensions and this manages all wellness things in one place.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Finalists

  • End Hunger by Yash Sehgal
  • Gut2Brain by Cindy Xiao

Honorable Mentions

  • Covid Test App by Sara Mohamed

Youth Team

First: Lost-n-Found

Team Skynet

According to the American Humane Association, one-third of pets become lost at some point in their lifetime, and close to 10 million pets get lost or stolen in the US every year [1]. The Coalition for Reuniting Pets and Families reported that fewer than 23 percent of lost pets in the U.S. are reunited with their owners.

In this project, we developed an Android app, Lost-n-Found, to provide a convenient QR-code facilitated solution to the problem above. Moreover, this app can be used for much broader purposes. For example, it can help prevent elderly family members with neurodegenerative illness or memory issues from getting lost. It can be also used on other important personal belongings (e.g. luggage, laptops, books, notebooks, ski gears, etc.).

As a user of Lost-n-Found, an owner/guardian may register a loved one (let’s call her Ruby) with this app. Only minimum registration information (i.e. Ruby’s basic information, along with the contact information of the owner/guardian) is required, which will be saved to cloudDB. Then a QR-Code will be generated by the app, which shall be printed out along with user instructions and attached to Ruby (collar, wristband, purse, etc.). A unique key for Ruby will also be generated for the registrar, for the data update and map feature. In case the user needs to change contact information (e.g. email, phone number, etc.), he or she can click the “Update Data” button and type in the key to retrieve Rudy’s record saved in cloudDB and update the information accordingly.

If Ruby is lost in the street and the QR-code attached is spotted, one may follow the instructions on the tag and use our Lost-n-Found app’s “Scan QR-Code” button. A QR-Code scanner will be triggered, which will read the code and locate contact information from the CloudDB. Then, Lost-n-Found will allow one to write an email to the owner/guardian of Ruby within the app. At the same time, the current location (latitude, longitude) of Ruby will be saved to CloudDB. Even if that person who scanned Ruby cannot send an email and/or provide any help immediately, the most recent location of Ruby has been saved, which can be accessed by Ruby’s owner/guardian.

The owner/guardian can use the “Map” feature to view the last location where the QR-Code has been scanned. That way, the owner/guardian of Ruby would be able to find her much easier.

Our Lost-n-Found App also allows people to retrieve the contact information including email and possibly phone number, by scanning the QR-code using any QR-scanner readily available, without downloading and installing the MIT AI2 companion App. With this easy-to-use function, Ruby also has a much-increased chance to reunite with her family.

Lost-n-Found is an effortless and highly user-friendly app. It will help us to better protect our loved ones.

Reference:[1] https://www.americanhumane.org/

Note: Since this app includes QR-code creator extension, it can not be published in the MIT App Inventor Gallery. We are providing the AIA file.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Second: Ventus

Team pineAPPles

Are you a person concerned about the recent surge in wildfires and would like to know which areas are highly impacted? Are you a parent worried about the quality of the air your child will be breathing in? Are you someone who has existing respiratory issues (caused by asthma, post-Covid lung damage, etc.) and aren’t sure whether the air quality that might be safe for a completely healthy person is safe for you? Say no more, Ventus is the perfect app for you! Our app allows you to select a location on a map and see how safe the air quality is for a person with a healthy respiratory system, as well as for a person with an impacted respiratory system. Our app aims to be inclusive for people of all health statuses, and help them deem when and where it is safe to travel, protecting everyone from harmful air quality.

In these unprecedented times of widespread wildfires and a global pandemic disease that impacts your respiratory system, it is now more important than ever to prioritize your respiratory health. To maintain good respiratory health, we need to be conscious of the air we breathe.

Air quality matters to everyone: children, middle-aged adults, and seniors. It also impacts everyone regardless of their current respiratory health. As of now, most air quality apps only communicate either an air quality value without explanation or an air quality safety warning based on their interpretation of the overall respiratory health of their users. It is important to note that air quality does not have a standard impact on everyone. Depending on the status of a person’s respiratory health, certain air qualities can be deemed safe or very damaging. Ventus is an app that aims to help people of all health statuses to decide whether or not they can travel to an area safely based on the area’s air quality.

Functionalities we used:

> Open Weather’s Air Quality API By using Open Weather’s air quality API, we can connect to the nearest monitor station to the selected location and retrieve a static value for the air quality. The static value would be in a range of 1 to 5, with 1 as good, 2 as fair, 3 as moderate, 4 as poor, and 5 as very poor. We then process this static value with the user’s respiratory health in mind to determine what kind of feedback we should relay.

> Marker By using a marker, users are able to select any location on the map and get its air quality.

> Diverse to all users Instead of having the app disregard what health status the user has, our app takes into consideration the user’s respiratory health to give back the best possible feedback.

> Uniqueness Our app is unique due to its use of an API, accessing lots of data from monitor stations around the world. It then uses the static values from the API to relay a warning based on the user’s respiratory health.

> Security Before they can use the app, every user must register on the log in screen with their own choice of username and password. This way, every time they want to use the app, they have to log in using their individual credentials.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Third: NoWorries

Team NoWorries

Abstract : We hope the elders can improve their life quality via our app ‘NoWorries’, which simplifies difficulties with smartphones and internet technologies. With ‘NoWorries’ app, family members have no worries anymore.

Motivation: We did research and learned that our country has become an aging society since 1993. It has become a more highly senior society after 2018, according to the data from National Development Council. Due to the improvement of medical technology and popular medical resources, elder population has risen for decades. As a result, we hope to change the elder’s life quality with our app and make their lives more convenience and energetic.

Goal: The idea was inspired by a friend of our family who had lost her memory due to illness. Therefore, we tried to design this app to help people in similar situation. There are more and more elderlies who live alone. Therefore, we design our app with three major functions: ‘memory game’, ‘medical’ and ‘life improvement’. A. Homepage: There are five buttons in Homepage which lead to each of the functions. 1、 Profile: If the user has amnesia, they could show this page when they are lost on the streets or need help at the moment. Users can press the ‘see more’ button to edit their profile photo, name, emergency contact, emergency phone number and address. 2、 Memory Game: By using photos of user’s family members or family trip, our memory game function makes user feel warm when they are playing it. Through the memory game, the user can not only practice their memory by choosing the correct answers, but also notify other family members by showing the correctness rates in the data analysis chart. Friends or family members can be alerted if the trend of correctness rates become lower over the time. It indicates that user might start to have amnesia or become illed. 3、 Emergency Call: When the users need help, it’s a shortcut to call the police or family members immediately . B. Health Category 1、 Reminder: Users can add or delete any memo, especially the stuff they may forget or something that hasn’t been done before. 2、 Make An Appointment in hospital: Users are able to select the hospital which they need to make an appointment, On the other hand, it can also help checking the status of the doctor appointment. 3、 Pharmacy Nearby: The App will automatically locate the users and help them find the pharmacy nearby. C. Life Category 1、 Exercise: Searching for some videos or music about exercise help users keep their bodies healthy. 2、 Sleep Music: Lots of users may have sleeping problems, so the app will search sleep music for them. 3、 Transportation Service: The app can arrange the long-term care transportation service via calling the Taipei Department of Social Welfare, Taipei City Government.

Theme: City of the Future

Finalists

  • TechBuddy by Team DigiInnovators
  • MathSP by Team Barracudas

Honorable Mentions

  • Daily Exercise Plan by Team Long March IV
  • Straight From Farm by Team Sputnik

Mixed Team

First: Communitry

Team Yawa

Find and Set up pantries. Give what you can. Take what you need. Sustain the movement.

Communitry serves as a hub for community pantries to make their existence known to everyone who needs a helping hand and to everyone who wishes to extend theirs. With this application, pantries will not just be a mere bamboo cart filled with goods but also a place of hope. Most community pantry organizers are normal citizens: struggling financially as most people are during the pandemic. However, a lot of people recognize that some have it worse than they do and are more than willing to share what they’ve been blessed with to others. It is up to the masses to come together to sustain this beautiful movement of collective effort. Communitry allows this mutual aid to flourish amidst the pandemic by spreading word of newly sprung pantries and connecting organizers to other people using their own mobile phones. This app aims to spread hope by making this initiative as easy and as safe as possible to everyone who wishes to take action for their struggling neighbors.

Key features:

Locate nearby pantries Use the map to see all the established pantries around the world and to get directions for the nearby pantries around you. An input for a 6 digit code is also at hand to quickly locate pantries.

Article Screen Learn more about the community pantry movement in the Philippines and view a slideshow and highlights of the pantries.

Pantry Profile Create your own community pantry profile by providing its location viewable on the map, contact information of the organizers, and additional details such as which goods are available and which are scarce. Due to restricted movements, online transfer options will also be available if people wish to donate within the comfort of their homes. Lastly, photos of the pantry cart, location, and supplies could also be provided to make the pantry profile reputable for other users.

Register and Interact Complete the registration of your own account to be able to like and comment on the pantries on the Communitry app. This will ease other users by showing that a pantry is legitimate wherein real people are given help.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Second: Vividly

Team Youth of Tech

According to a national study conducted by Michigan Medicine’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, 46% of parents report their adolescent has shown indications of a new or worsening mental health problem since the pandemic began in March 2020. Communication is something that lots of parents and children struggle with, and it has only become more important recently. Many studies acknowledge that kids who express their emotions and talk about them are less likely to develop depression. Many teens find it difficult to open up to their parents freely. As a result, parents must find ways to encourage their children to express their feelings, particularly when they are not feeling well. Unfortunately, many children put off discussing their thoughts with their parents until it is too late. Open talks about a child’s emotional condition can help them avoid developing a mental health issue or thinking about suicide. Creating a digital platform may allow children to connect through their device and communicate more comfortably with their parents.

Vividly aims to address this dilemma by providing a platform for teenagers and their parents to interact through technology to facilitate important communication. Furthermore, Vividly is an important tool because the most popular mood tracking apps – Reflectly, Manatee – have not adjusted to the unique demands of a parent-child relationship. These apps are not targeted to the parent-child relationship and the questions in those apps are not customizable. Our app addresses this demand of complementing the unique relationship by providing users with customizable questions and an answer platform where the parent can access the child’s responses.

When you first open Vividly, you are welcomed and then after 5 seconds brought to the profiles screen. If it is your first time using the app, you will need to click the add profiled button to create an account. If it is not the first time using the app you can select a profile (parent or child) and log in. The app contains two options for profiles with different functions. A parent profile allows for adding questions and viewing their child’s responses. There is also a help or go back button on many of the pages for the user’s convenience. The help button contains a FAQ style page with common questions and easy explanations to solve many anticipated issues.

If you were a child using the app you will follow the similar process of logging in except through the child’s login. Once entering the app you will be greeted with a screen prompting you to select which mood you are currently feeling. Then the child will be brought to the “Talk to Viviana” chat screen where the child can express why they are feeling and answer questions given by their parents. Through using this technology the burden of communication becomes something attainable and even easy.

Vividly will greatly benefit parent-child relationships by providing a tool in communicating easily without causing any anxiety or fear associated with confrontation. While many teenagers struggle with interacting with their parents and creating a safe space through valuable conversations, we hope Vividly will ultimately aid in forming these bonds and to lead a happier, healthier, and closer community overall!

Theme: Community Computational Action

Third: AutOrGency

Team Digicoders

Automobile Organizer and Emergency Handler App ! Many times, we have witnessed and even experienced many vehicles accidents or even a vehicle which has been deserted due to a puncture or an empty tank, which occurs very often in India and we do not know where to find the nearest garage or a service center, and in case of an accident we do not have the information to call for help during emergency situations. Also due to geographical diversity, the roads of India are not fully modernized to cater to in case of emergency. Not all of the people of India have Electronic communication unit in their cars, but most of them have smart phone . The App is built keeping this segment in mind. So , this app helps those having cars without in-built electronic communication system where their smart phone does that work. This app can be used for cars, two-wheelers or trucks and buses. COMPONENTS USED: Firebase, Location sensor, Accelerometer, Extensions for using in-built microphone, list picker, date picker and many … No Login Needed now

AS AUTOMOBILE ORGANISER: This app will take care of all your vehicle’s documents like Insurance certificate, Licence certificate etc. In case you forget to bring it with you during a road trip or when you are going on a journey!! In addition to this, using a Firebase to store all the data. It also works for any model of the vehicle whether it is very old or the latest! Moreover, it also reminds you to pay your car bills and fines, and reminds you when your license, insurance, fitness certificate or the emission test renewal due!! You have full control of all reports and certificates you upload in the app, hence, you can change, delete or upload more certificates! Service centers, garages, mechanics, fuel stations list can be maintained for quick reach out and also nearby ones can be searched and contacted! FASTAG – automatic toll payment process for quick highway toll passing is also integrated in the app .

AS EMERGENCY HANDLER : ACCIDENT DETECTION AND AUTOMATIC MESSAGING WITH LOCATION We have a SOS button which when long clicked send pre-text messages with your current location to the first contact list saved in your profile while registering and also a pre-recorded audio call to India’s ambulance service 108 during an accident!! This feature is also automated , with the app computational algorithm [1] , which detects an accident using accelerometer sensor, inbuilt microphone[2] of smart phone and location sensor (for speed of car) . A Start Trip Button in the home screen when clicked, enables location sensor and the computation algorithm keeps monitoring, until stop button is clicked. Also, an additional control switch is given, which in ON state enables SOS messages and direct call to ambulance with text to speech message giving location sensor current address specifying the accident location. DISCLAIMER: Practical testing not possible for accident sensing . Only few hard surface tests done. Requires some more floor testing.

FURTHER SCOPE: Definitely extension of the idea to more real time data and integration with government traffic department and disaster management department can be done with more research. In short, this app is user-friendly, accessible and is one of a kind in its field due to the numerous features present in this application. Most of the features of the app works without internet. AutOrGency, works both as Organiser for all AUTomobile related stuff, as well as emerGency handler .

References: [1] from Research Articles • Chris T., White J., Dougherty B. , Albright A. and Schmidt DC.,” WreckWatch: Automatic Traffic Accident Detection and Notification with Smartphones “, International Journal of mobile network and application, Springer, Hingham, MA, USA • Car Accident Detection and Notification System Using smartphone by Hamid M. Ali, Zainab S. Alwan IJCSMC [2] Extension used to access android phone in-buit microphone: com.KIO4_VUmeter.aix Extension for UPI Payment.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Finalists

  • Smart Traffic Light Solution by Team Bongly
  • Zombie Apocolypse Tracker by Team Team3

Honorable Mentions

  • MAYOR4ADAY by Team Mad APPles

Adult Individual

First: Photo Translator

Haksung Kim

Have you had any difficulties when you went abroad?

When you want to talk about something, you can easily translate it into a foreign language through a translator if you know the name of it in your native language.

But what if you don’t know the name of the item? Then you’ll be frustrated and embarrassed.

Don’t worry! Here’s a ‘Photo Translator’.

Even if you don’t know the name of the item, the photo translator automatically finds the object in the picture. And you can translate it into the language of the country you want.

You can translate Spanish, German, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese(simplified), Chinese(traditional), Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thailand and Russian.

Also, you can hear objects with foreign language pronunciation.

It’s not just that!

Understand the correlation of objects in the picture and explain what the picture is about. You can know what the picture is about as well as the names of your objects.

It has become difficult to go abroad due to Corona 19. I hope to use this ‘photo translator’ as I can travel abroad after the coronavirus is over soon. You will be able to communicate with foreign friends in a better way.

Thank you.

Theme: Improving Academics

Second: Bright Cleaner

Teddy Brask-Andersen

Virtualizing drying and washing machines.

  • Bright Cleaner -

Problem to solve: We continue to throughout working machines just because of missing functions and we continue to use outdated working machines with limited climate control.

Every year, 26 million new drying and washing machines are sold. I want to make it easy to upgrade and reuse machines. AND make it possible for manufactures to make cheap, easy to repair new GENERIC hardware. My contribution to our local community is to make it easy to refurbish and Smart enable any drying machine.

Bright Cleaner is drying machine independent!

How? I made the drying machine virtual with an Arduino board build into the dryer and moved all controls and buttons to an app! All wireless using BLE and Wifi.

Parts:

  1. Arduino board build into the drying machine with BLE.
  2. Android phone with an app to control all functions/heater/motor of the dryer. BLE and Wifi.
  3. Android app to remote control the dryer.

Highlights:

  • Refurbish of any dryer
  • Access from ANY development platform with web-DB access
  • Programmers have total control of drying and washing algorithms
  • Works both online and offline
  • Focus on low CO2 emission
  • Reuse of outdated hardware
  • Easy day to day use
  • Design new algorithms with building drying language.

When? Please see the short video of my Proof-of-concept 😊

Next! Make Virtualizing hardware small and cheap and make it open source.

Let all of you connect your own apps to the infrastructure and contribute to exciting new drying algorithms, cool-looking apps, and new ways of controlling the drying process for the good of the local community.

Apps:

  • BrightClean_0721.aia is the control app. BLE to Arduino controlling the physical machine and Wifi to Google Firebase.
  • BrightRemote_0721.aia is an example of a drying remote control app with a focus on CO2. It will suggest a delayed start if it will save the earth co2. Done by locking at live forecast for energy production and how the energy is produced.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Third: Love Parcel

Queencess Tan

Covid-19 pandemic has badly affected the economy of many countries. Many people need help to sustain their normal life due to loss of job, unstable income or lost of income provider in the family. Many organisations and elected representatives are generous to provide food aids to the needy. This is an app for charity organisations to receive request from people for the items needed In this app, requestor can select the items they need according to the category food, grocery, kids’ item and medical item. There are some common items in each category for selection and requestor can leave message for items that are not in the list. By a click on the Submit button, the request will send to the organisation. With this app the organisations can manage the stock for food aids better as from the requests received, they will know which items are needed more donation. At the receiver end, it helps to avoid wastage as they receive what they really need and can even ask for some uncommon item.

Theme: Community Computational Action

Finalists

  • Moon Abode by Catherine Daou
  • Chemical Equation Balancer by Conjun Jin
  • Elementz - Digital Element Directory by Mayur Berad

Honorable Mentions

  • City Railway Gate Status by Ram Naresh Upadhyay

Adult Team

First: MarsMellow

Team TALOStud

Design background and ideas: The voyage to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492 was the initiation of a great population exchange between the New World and the Old World (=Europe and the entire Eastern Hemisphere). Apart from all the benefits of this exchange there have also been significant losses. European contact enabled the transmission of deadly viruses and bacteria, such as smallpox, measles, typhus, cholera?etc., and since native populations had no previous contact with these diseases, they were immunologically defenseless. This tragic event led to a demographic disaster of unprecedented proportions. It is estimated that 80?95 percent of the Native American population was decimated within the first 100?150 years following 1492 (Newson, 2001). Our team has envisioned a future where Mars has been colonized and the bidirectional imigration between Earth and Mars constitutes a quite common hobby. In this context, it is proposed that the damaging radiation and environmental conditions prevailing on the Red Planet, have caused higher mutation rates in the DNA of Mars shelters. Over the years, the mutations that survived, passed down through generations, and natural selection led to a huge diversification in the martian colonies, too. However, the most significant outcome is the fact that the immune system of Martians and Earthlings are now completely different, rendering the physical contact between subpopulations of the two planets a deadly choice! Since communities are now paying attention to history, and they don’t want to repeat the same mistakes again (like the extermination of Native Americans from the European germs), the I.H.O. (Interplanet Healthcare Organization) has set specific rules for the distance that should be kept between the different subpopulation groups facing this problem. So, we have built an App that is going to help future Martians and Earthlings adapt better in their new city, after inter-planet population exchanges, while following all the safety rules of I.H.O.

App functionality and directions for further improvement and development:

Our App helps the citizens of a city, keeping the necessary distance for health safety reasons. The first idea was to detect the nearby devices using Bluetooth, but multiple connections were not possible due to the platform limitations. We used the CloudDB instead, where we can upload the GPS locations of everyone. However, it is not escalating for many users. With a better Bluetooth support the algorithm could be improved and overcome this problem. There is also an interface implemented that could provide the ability to connect by providing call and texting options among the users.

In addition, our App addresses the issue of being served in public services and overcomes the issue of social distance in interiors, by helping the citizens booking appointments in convenient hours. The App displays available and not available reservation slots according to each user?s profile. Because this kind of functionality would require a lot of users, we have chosen to display an example where some of the available reservation slots of the services are already occupied.

Finally, we have envisioned the inclusion of some extra details in the App, with sensors that will be able to inform the user about different environmental conditions of the planet such as: temperature, humidity, UV radiation, gamma- radiation, O2 concentration etc. Sensors could be functional in the future when such kind of devices will be common in the users. Although our App is designed for a future use between Earthlings and Martians, it could also be helpful nowadays. For example, in specific cases that social distance should be kept like: in a pandemic crisis (e.g. Covid-19), between people with Cystic Fibrosis (that should not come in contact with one another), people with suppressed immune systems, and even with people exposed in nuclear radiation or radiation therapies/tests.

Theme: City of the Future

Second: Safe Family

Team Shilpa64

Our happy society can be affected by uninvited disasters. They could be unexpected Floods, Earth Quakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Storms, Hurricanes, Wildfires, and Pandemics like Covid-19.

Developing countries suffer the greatest costs when a disaster hits – more than 95% of all deaths caused by hazards occur in developing countries, and losses due to natural hazards are 20 times greater in developing countries than in industrialized countries. (World Bank)

A disaster can become a serious problem for a family in a short time. It can cause widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses. It can exceed the human ability to survive.

When a disaster struck first, or during its effect, the first thing we want is to know where our family members are. We urgently want to establish group communications with them.

Safe Family App : Safe Family Mobile App aims to help locate family members during a disaster and enable live communications.

Safe Family Mobile App provides a simple and perfect solution for family members to locate each other and start communicating during a disaster. The app facilitates users to set up a group, add their google accounts, automatically provide location information and engage in live chat during a disaster.

This app is designed to support multiple languages.

A member needing help can broadcast his needs and request help. Their live location information obtained from GPS is shown on the map, updated every 30 seconds. Each user is marked using a specific color for identification.

Other uses of the Safe Family Mobile App are many. Any group making a trip to an unknown location like forest or mountain hikes can keep track of members of the group. It can be used in rescue operations during disasters.

Limitations : This app is currently a prototype, it is designed for a single group, consisting of up to 7 members. This limitation was due to time constraints in development and limited features and knowledge of the development platform. It was successfully tested in Sri Lanka. The app uses a cloud and firebase database designed for a single group of 7 people. The ideal app expects to support unlimited groups and members.

How to use :

  • Open the app and wait for GPS to come alive.

  • Goto Manage section clear the databases

  • Clear - DataBase get cleared

  • Tap Add and add a user from google account.

  • Select preferred color for the user’s location marker.

  • Add User.

  • Use Update change user settings.

  • Goto Find Section and you will see all members on the map.

  • The Chat section provides a live chat facility in any language.

  • The help screen provides a guide to the Safe Family App.

Privacy : Any user can opt-out of the group at any time.

Testing :

This app is designed with a testing facility with a single device. Any device with multiple Gmail accounts can be used to simulate multiple users. When doing so the app adds a small fraction of latitude and longitude modification to users. The testing can be switched on/off from Find Section.

Future : The Author aims to develop the SafeFamily App to support multiple groups and unlimited users.

Credits MIT App Inventor TiFunGoogleAccount Extension App Inventor Community for Knowledge Images on videos from creative commons sources Lonely - A Shamaluev Music (For Video Presentation)

Yamuna Rathnayake Lead Educator

Niranjan Meegammana Lead Educator

Shilpa Sayura Foundation

Theme: Community Computational Action

Third: EV App

Team LiveWires

In the fastest-growing Electrical vehicle manufacturing, it’s difficult to find the EV CHARGING STATION. So EV APP will help us to locate the nearest charging station, (i.e, Residential charging and commercial).

If you select the residential charging station then you have to connect your app with the residential charging meter through Bluetooth and charge your vehicle. Once charging is done you need to do the payment.

Theme: City of the Future

Finalists

  • Smart Kid Safe Kid by Team DuoAPPtors
  • Smart Communication by Team Mind Bloggers
  • ARNCE by Team Majapptors

People’s Choice Results

Youth Individual

First: Covid Info

E.M.I.S. Umayanga Ekanayake

My app is about how to prevent spreading of corona virus among all nations in my country. You can use this app by using your own language ( Sinhala,Tamil & English ). It is very easy to handle and people can aware with daily informations about corona virus(eg: what do you should do to prevent from it , daily mortality, government gazettes etc.)And also you can test by yourselves if you have any doubt about corona virus This app gives a warning and shows nearest hospitals and hot lines to contact health sectors responsible for corona virus.I think this app will help to dicrease inflections of corona virus and make better future.After further development of this app we can use this for any virus condition in future.

Second: Let’s Educate All

V. Lakshen

My Name Is V.lakshen, A Participant From Chennai, India. I Have Made This App Which Has 5 Topics And 2+documentaries With My Apps. I Have Added 9 Activities Which When Performed Practically Will Improve A Student’s Knowledge. More Activity And Experiments Will Be Added In The Future. The Pictures Used Here Are From Google Images And Some Are From My Stock Pictures. It Has Apt BackGround Images For All Screens Which Has Perfect UI.

Third: Home Expenses

SAIRAM

This app helps to calculate our monthly expenses and savings. This makes our parent’s work easier and helps us to get an idea, how to save more for our future. Helps you to create a spending plan for our money and it ensures we will always have enough money to do things that are important to us. This app also enables us to know what we can afford, investing opportunities, take advantage of buying. This rings the bell what is important to us based on how we allocate funds.

A budget helps us to keep our expenses on track and save more money. This also helps us to prepare for emergencies and stay focused on long-term financial goals. This app provides options to live a comfortable and better life.

Youth Team

First: Heal the World

Team MITy Warriors

Don’t we all agree that we all have some gadgets at home that we have not used for a long time, clothes that we have not worn for very many reasons, books that we no longer read, toys that we have outgrown long ago and though most of us are willing to recycle, reduce and reuse them, we are unable to find the right avenues. Our App HEAL THE WORLD is an endeavour to encourage kids to take up Recycling Goals. Our App is a step towards encouraging the people to undo the harm and save our planet.

Ever since we enrolled for the MIT Appathon for good, we were eagerly awaiting for the themes. The minute we saw the themes we were totally certain that we would like to work on the theme Recycling for a better tomorrow, as today we see the community around us battling the problem of garbage being piled up everywhere. And so we present before you our app - Heal the World. We are constantly noticing that the Metro-Cities especially in the developing countries are drowning in their own garbage! According to the recent statistics India generates about sixty million tonnes of garbage. Out of this, 45 million tonnes of garbage remain untreated. To put that in other words, this is untreated garbage piled on the three million trucks!! If we go on this rate, then urban India will generate 160.5 million tonnes of garbage per year by 2041.

The objective of our App Heal the World is to bring awareness among kids and adults of the countries that are grappling with problems related to recycling and waste management. Our app aims at sensitizing people to the impending problems related to waste management, to spread awareness in society about this highly important issue, to educate people why we have to think fast and hard about the importance of recycling for sustainable cities, to suggest ways to make recycling easy and practical at a minimum reasonable cost.

The app is divided into 3 sections, the first section “Know more” shows us why and how to recycle. The next section “Have some fun” is a section with two very interesting games and a very relevant quiz which will motivate the users to rethink their lifestyle choices and give their best to adopt recycling goals and take up trash management sincerely.

The third and the last section helps students, community members and the people at large to take part in solving the recycling problem. Through our app we have offered three solutions to make sure that the cities meet their recycling goals. The first solution is when we want to recycle old things like clothes, toys, gadgets, books etc. most of us are unable to find avenues to recycle our used things. Through our App, the users can raise a request on the app and a representative will come to pick up the things which are of no longer needed and the representative will further deliver the things to the NGO’s and the NGO’s will further make sure that the things reach the needy people. Once the things have been delivered, the user gets a message and the cycle closes. The second solution is to help people make their kitchen gardens and their own compost and if somebody does not know how to make a compost or a kitchen garden. Again a representative from Heal the world can be reached out to. Once a slot or an appointment is booked, the representative will visit the household and help in setting up the kitchen garden and a compost. The third solution is to help inspire and encourage people to join and volunteer for community cleaning drives in Mumbai.We will keep posting updates about the clean up campaigns where students and adults can register and participate to make our city clean!

We want our app to be used by schools, colleges and community groups where we can get bulk donations to help the needy. We want to make every house in our city have a small kitchen garden! We want every student of our city to participate in a clean up campaign! Come, let’s all join hands to HEAL THE WORLD and make it a better place for the future generation!!

Second: Hack-Stone

Team Hackstone

A vaccine activates our immune system without making us sick. Many dangerous infectious diseases can be prevented in this simple and effective way. People often have other questions related to, who should take what vaccine and when. Our app will assist with finding answers, to many questions at different ages at there is no approach of “one-size-fits-all” In a developing country like India a lot of people do not understand the importance of vaccination but everyone knows how to use smart phones. This app therefore simplifies the vaccination process for every Indian and brings their health to them at the click of a few buttons. Vaccination is the biggest issue in the world today, with our app we are addressing this issue especially for those who are ignorant about when to take the vaccines. So we decided to make a quick one stop solution by making an app in which we can view the appropriate vaccines to be taken according to your age, if you travel abroad or according to weather conditions . Also we can order medicines from famous sites, and you can view the vitamins required by your body with different gender and age. Our main objective for the app is to help people make them understand their vaccine schedules and with their medicines required. In our first screen we ask a user to enter their name and age. Next come 3 options on the category screen – Vaccine schedule, Vitamins (separate for men and women) and Order medicines. If you click on Vaccine schedule you will further see 3 options – vaccine according to age, according to seasons and a relevant vaccine if you have travel plans abroad. For the vitamins, we have classified them separately for men and women. We also have tie ups with big medical shop chains from where you can order medicines online. Over time we plan to add online consultation and such other medical features on our app so that health facilities become accessible to people in far away villages of India. And eventually we want to take our app global and help nations across the world become healthier. Thank you!! **Please consult your doctor before taking any vaccine or medicine.

Third: VOX

Team Legogoa

VOX Voice to All

VOX (‘voice’ in Latin) is a hyperlocal app that provides a platform for citizens to voice their opinions and suggestions or their concerns about proposed projects in their community, so that the really people-friendly and transformative ideas get translated into reality and others get discarded. It is also a medium for citizens to participate in the development process by expressing their felt needs and new ideas.

Problem

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard), is used to characterize the opposition of residents to a proposed development plan in their area, due to which many projects do not take off. This happens because: Opinions of citizens that are supporting the project are not heard. Opposition to many projects is simply based on misinformation Local needs of the citizen are not heard by the local authorities/Govt. The citizen has no platform to express willingness or rejection for any local development projects. The project proposers are not sure why certain projects are rejected by citizens as they are unable to gauge public opinion in live time.

Our App Solution:

Our app provides a platform to citizens to submit ideas and rate the ideas proposed by fellow citizens. It empowers citizens to participate actively, rather than falling prey to a NIMBY mentality. Citizens engage in the local development process by providing their opinion on the projects proposed locally. Project Proposers can share the project plan in detail so that there is no misunderstanding amongst the public and also to engage the citizens for immediate feedback. Citizens who reject a Project state the reason as to why they are rejecting so that the proposers can understand the concerns of the citizen and modify the project to address the concerns raised by citizens. An Opinion Scale helps the proponents and Govt. to gauge the mood of the citizens regarding proposed projects.

Major features:

The Vox App has five pages: Home page, View idea, View project, Submit Idea/ project, Admin Page and the following features:

Opinion Scale The app provides an opinion scale for the app users to check the balance tilt in favour of the citizens approving or rejecting the projects. This opinion scale will enable Govt, policy makers and project proposers to gauge the mood of the citizens in a single glance and provide more information to engage with the citizens more seriously.

Representation of data in form of relative Blob The app provides data in the form of blobs that depict trending ideas and active projects. These blobs increase/ decrease in size based on the popularity/ comments. These blobs are clickable to look up the respective idea/project’s page.

Project Proposer If a citizen or agency wants to propose a project and needs citizen support, then they can submit their project details to the app via Google form. The app team then scrutinises the application and checks the authenticity and factual correctness before it is shared on the app via the admin page. The admin page is password protected

Citizen Response Once a project is shared, citizens can click the add comment button to either side of the scale, as per their choice to support or oppose the project. If they approve the project, they have to type their comment and click on the Approve/ Reject button. They should also add comments of not less than 30 words to support their view.

Idea proponent Citizens can suggest a new idea that pertains to the local community. The app provides a google form to submit an idea. The community citizens will have the option to add suggestions to further improve upon the idea. This will enable the idea to be discussed and improved upon and eventually the Govt. or industry partners can check on the popularity and feasibility of the idea to actually implement it.

Word Quality check While entering comments the app checks for quality of words typed and warns users to avoid unpleasant words.

Mixed Team

First: Citizen of the Future

Team NovoTecAPP

CITIZEN OF THE FUTURE: Innovation in the everyday way of life.

Contemporaneity has imposed on us, every day, different ways of living. The lifestyle in society has changed dramatically on the past 30 years than in the previous 70 years. Technology is present. Technique and art led us to all unique way of thinking, acting, being and living at this present time. Our technology has jumped from analog to digital, the world has gone digital. From waking up to falling asleep the digital world presents itself. When we walk, we use apps to know how many steps we took that day; when looking for a restaurant we use apps that show us the best options nearby, and with that we look for the best route through GPS applications. Therefore, it became essential to manage our life through applications. Cities have become technological. We see an international scene increasingly digital and looking for new sustainable and functional ways for all everyday situations. People are following this trend that is increasingly necessary for a globalized life, and thus, new functional applications that help in this movement of life transformation through technology are increasingly needed. With that in mind, we created an application that brings together the main functions that we all should use in our daily lives. Covering from daily health care, simple and complex information about the pandemic and the financial market, and even covering the main services of personal and goods transport, our application is an integration of dynamic action tools that, in the manner of uberization of the work, provides users with diverse tools and applications to assist you in your everyday personal and professional life. Alarm clocks, reminders, social networks and many other services are offered to users in at the same place. Users won’t need to search for dozens of applications that meet their needs. Our application enables the individual to become a citizen of the future. This citizen uses the global trend of integrated services in a single application to take care of their health, work and daily tasks in a dynamic, practical and hassle-free way. Citizen of the future, the application developed entirely at MIT App Inventor that will revolutionize the social and personal life of its users.

FUNCTIONALITY

Our application has eight buttons on the home page, below are descriptions of the main functions of our project:

1- HEALTH, which deals with health issues, subdividing into four buttons that show the Covid situation, health habits, rest screen and step counter. 2- DISCOVER, shows the following subitems: Restaurants, Grubhub e gopuff shows a google search for best restaurants, Pubs and Movies theaters targeted to the user’s region. 3- DAY A DAY, show some useful things for dialy usage: Social media interaction, where you find facebook, instagram and twitter access; GPS, with a map from you area; Task list, where you can put the exact date and hour to do a task; Transport apps, with buttons to call a uber, cabify or lyft; Weather forecast, with the weather in your city and a Calculator, to make some basic counts. 4- STUDIES AND RESEARCH: show some pulic online libraries; 5- IOT AND CONNECTED TECHNOLOGY: show a virtual assistant connected to respond as google. 6- ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE: show and confuses the user to TV online transmission services; 7- ECONOMY AND BUSINESS: show the Household budget and a Market today, that shows the value of coins in that exact time. The button REPORT so our team can have the control to know if the platform appears any problem. 8- EXIT: where the user can leave the application.

New ideas are always welcome and integration is necessary so that there is no overhead in the time available to use applications. We explore the idea of an integration that seeks to revolutionize the way people live, and we hope that everyone can download and install our app to live a new experience in an increasingly digital world.

Second: Harmonized You

Team DigiChamps

Objective: The objective of this application is for people who are not moving out for workouts during the pandemic situation. Various options Yoga ,diet ,exercise and music for relaxation are available for you to engage in. Our app has a BOT to give helping hand in case of emergency during workout Components : Audioplayer, Bmi Calculator, Layouts, Alarm ,Notifier, TinyDB for predefined data, Google form for getting users data

Requirements: form to know the following :- ↣ Height ↣ Weight ↣ Allergies ↣ type of food preferred ↣ type of language preferred (english/hindi) ↣ type of songs preferred (hindi, bhojpuri, soothing, english, energetic, bollywood, hollywood, etc.) ↣ target height/weight, etc.

NOTE* ACCORDING TO THE BODY TYPE, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED, WITH THE INTERVAL OF PERFECT DIET OR HEALTH PLAN. FOOD ITEMS WILL BE GIVEN WITH CALORIES.

Modules: → In-App content :- ↣ Yoga for relaxation ↣ stress ↣ flexibility ↣ surya namaskars; ↣ exercise type i.e., cardio, HIIT, Thigh Burner, Belly Fat, Strength, etc. → Music Section :-

↣ Energetic
↣ Bollywood
↣ Hollywood, etc. → Dieting Section :-
↣ Preferable from the following
↣ Vegan
↣ Vegetarian
↣ Pure Vegetarian {No Onion, No Garlic}
↣ Non Vegetarian
↣ Eggetarian

Third: Earth Saviour App

Team DigiChampions

Earth Saviour App Theme: Computational Action App

Introduction: Our Earth is choking, and we must act urgently to save it for our future generations. If you destroy the earth, you destroy the chance of life. The most basic thing we can do is limit pollution. This app will help track the damage, rectify it, and thereby helps to save Mother Earth. Let’s save Earth together, become an Earth Savior today!

App Description:

Oximonitoring: Every single day we breathe in a lot of oxygen, but do you know how much you have inhaled to date? This Oximonitor app highlights the amount of oxygen you have inhaled since birth - you will be surprised to see the numbers! You can also find how many liters of pure oxygen your family inhales per day. Trees give us oxygen for free. Monitor your oxygen intake, plant more trees and give oxygen back to nature. Start Oximonitoring!

CFC: CFC are very harmful gases that affect our ozone layer in such a way that it creates a hole in it. Refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. are the main reasons for CFC and a hole in the ozone layer. Learn more about CFC gases to help and protect the ozone layer by reducing their usage. Stop CFCs!

Waste Segregation: This app will provide a platform for hassle-free waste disposal management. It will give you the contact numbers of different categories of waste management services. It will also help you segregate waste into bio-degradable and non-bio-degradable wastes. You can also sell waste based on weight. This will encourage people to segregate waste at the source. Stand for Segregating!

Electric Automobiles: Electric vehicles are more eco-friendly than petrol and diesel vehicles. They do not use up our natural resources and hence are the best bet for a cleaner and greener Earth. Go Electric!

Craft Out of Waste (Recycling): This app will provide inspiration and a basic idea of how you can recycle things right at home! From fun toys to modern home decor, we have all the ideas you need to get inspiration and eventually save Earth. Row for Recycling!

Plantation Program: The green cover has reduced significantly. The objective of this application is to encourage one and all to plant more trees. This is open to all, even budding environmentalists can enter their details by signing in and earn reward badges for every tree they plant. Once we reach a considerable amount of people who have individually planted trees, various groups can be formed and collective plantation drives can be conducted to achieve massive results. So, Happy Planting!

Components Used: Buttons, Labels, Text box, Web Viewer, Clock, Firebase(for login and create account), Tiny DB(for waste segregation).

Future Scope: In future, this app can be extended with Firebase for Waste Segregation, collection and plantation.

Uniqueness of the App : This app focuses on all the aspects of pollution and hence is a comprehensive solution to make our Earth a better place to live in. The first step to reduce pollution is by creating awareness, which is the main aspect of this app. We can take this forward, by implementing preventive measures and make a remarkable change to our home planet.

Adult Individual

First: Chemical Equation Balancer

Congjun Jin

This is an Academic App, it’s named CEB, means Chemical Equation Balancer. It can help you to balance a chemical equation.

In this app, the chemical equation will be displayed at the top of the screen, you can click the checkbox to open a Molecular formula list and select the reagents and products. There are 4 reagents and 4 products at most. You can move the thumb of slider to change the factors of each molecular formula in the equation. When you have written a complete equation, you can click Check button to check your answer. If your answer is right, a right mark will be shown, and if your answer is wrong, a cross sign will be shown. At this moment, you can press down the hint button to look at the right answer. You can click the reset button to write a new chemical equation.

This app joints chemical, math and computer science together. First of all, you should change a chemical equation to linear equations, then change the linear equations to matrix, after that, change the matrix to list of App Inventor, finally find the solution if linear equations. Fortunately, the chemical equation is real exist, so the solution can be found.

The difficulty of developing this app is finding the solution of linear equations. It’s a hard job!

Second: City Railway Gate Status

Ram Naresh Upadhyay

Respected Sir/Ma’am, I am from Bikaner, a city in the state of Rajasthan, India. In my city there is very old problem of railway gate, the railway station is located in centre of city, that why whenever a train reach to the station it passes through the railway gate which is there in the core of city. Before entering or leaving the train from station the railway gate closed for minimum 20 to 40 minutes.

In a day such thing happens on average 10 times. That makes the people to wait at the railway gate to open so that they can go to other side.

To reduce the waiting time of people of my city at these railway gates, I thought to develop a mobile application.

My application will notify people the current state of the railway gate and people can also make use of the application to predict the current state of the railway gate weather it is open or closed, so that person can take some other route to reach their destination instead of going through the route which is having the closed railway gate to avoid the waiting there for railway gate to open.

In the time of Covid pandemic, we need to avoid the places of crowed as well.

In order to address this problem, I decided to provide a prototype application to address this issue. I have built a mobile application in App Inventor.

My application is using the Arduino UNO R3, a Wi-Fi board and a tilt sensor to know the current state of the railway gate and public the current state to the ThingSpeak server and later to retrieve the same in the Application to let the user know the current state in the application.

As we know that the mercury tilt sensor provides the incline or change of orientation, and we will be using the same benefit and we will equipped the railway gate with tilt sensor as the gate will be closed it will send its current state to cloud server and the server is configured the way it will send the state change to the application.

In this application I have also used the published data to prepare the machine model for prediction so that user can also know the gate state at some specific date and time as well.

Thanks and Regards, Ram Naresh Upadhyay

Third: IdeaPot

Niranjan Meegammana

IdeaPot

A long time ago, ideas started changing our planet. The Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarus tried flying. Leonardo da Vinci designed the ornithopter, finally, the Wright brothers build an aircraft. Today we fly across space.

Ideas make innovation and change happen.

Idea sharing is the process of collaborating and brainstorming with others on a shared problem. With the Covid-19 pandemic, our social gatherings are challenged.

IdeaPot provides a new mechanism to generate collaborative ideas. It creates, an innovative atmosphere for small or large groups, encouraging people to collaborate, make suggestions, and provide feedback on how to generate new ideas to solve our problems, using a mobile app made with MIT App Inventor.

IdeaPot can be used to exchange ideas, discuss, debate, and feedback in text and visual form. It is secure as well as protects privacy. It can be used by City Officials to get suggestions for city development. A school can engage parents in school policies. A teacher can get students to discuss a topic. A business can engage employees to comment on their new strategies. Scientists can debate on new innovations. The possibilities are enormous.

Limitations IdeaPot is an idea and is currently a prototype. It is designed for a single group of unlimited members. The discussions are not archived. The ideal app expects to support unlimited groups and members.

How to use :

  • Open the app.
  • Join with your email account.
  • Chat in any language
  • Draw your ideas in multiple colors.
  • Upload images.
  • Take pictures and share.
  • Save Screens and Canvas

Privacy : Your personal data is not shared. The future app will have a nickname feature.

Future : The Author aims to develop IdeaPot App to support multiple groups and unlimited users.

Credits : MIT App Inventor App Inventor Community for Knowledge Images on videos from creative commons sources Harmony - A Shamaluev Music (video presentation)

Creator: Niranjan Meegammana Lead Educator Shilpa Sayura Foundation

Adult Team

First: Safe Family

Team Shilpa64

Our happy society can be affected by uninvited disasters. They could be unexpected Floods, Earth Quakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Storms, Hurricanes, Wildfires, and Pandemics like Covid-19.

Developing countries suffer the greatest costs when a disaster hits – more than 95% of all deaths caused by hazards occur in developing countries, and losses due to natural hazards are 20 times greater in developing countries than in industrialized countries. (World Bank)

A disaster can become a serious problem for a family in a short time. It can cause widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses. It can exceed the human ability to survive.

When a disaster struck first, or during its effect, the first thing we want is to know where our family members are. We urgently want to establish group communications with them. 

Safe Family App : Safe Family Mobile App aims to help locate family members during a disaster and enable live communications.  

Safe Family Mobile App provides a simple and perfect solution for family members to locate each other and start communicating during a disaster. The app facilitates users to set up a group, add their google accounts, automatically provide location information and engage in live chat during a disaster. 

This app is designed to support multiple languages.

A member needing help can broadcast his needs and request help. Their live location information obtained from GPS is shown on the map, updated every 30 seconds. Each user is marked using a specific color for identification.       

Other uses of the Safe Family Mobile App are many. Any group making a trip to an unknown location like forest or mountain hikes can keep track of members of the group. It can be used in rescue operations during disasters.

Limitations : This app is currently a prototype, it is designed for a single group, consisting of up to 7 members. This limitation was due to time constraints in development and limited features and knowledge of the development platform. It was successfully tested in Sri Lanka. The app uses a cloud and firebase database designed for a single group of 7 people. The ideal app expects to support unlimited groups and members.

How to use :

  • Open the app and wait for GPS to come alive.

  • Goto Manage section clear the databases

  • Clear - DataBase get cleared

  • Tap Add and add a user from google account.

  • Select preferred color for the user’s location marker.

*  Add User.   *  Use Update change user settings.

  • Goto Find Section and you will see all members on the map.

  • The Chat section provides a live chat facility in any language.

  • The help screen provides a guide to the Safe Family App.

Privacy : Any user can opt-out of the group at any time.

Testing :

This app is designed with a testing facility with a single device. Any device with multiple Gmail accounts can be used to simulate multiple users. When doing so the app adds a small fraction of latitude and longitude modification to users. The testing can be switched on/off from Find Section.

Future : The Author aims to develop the SafeFamily App to support multiple groups and unlimited users.

Credits MIT App Inventor TiFunGoogleAccount Extension App Inventor Community for Knowledge Images on videos from creative commons sources  Lonely - A Shamaluev Music (For Video Presentation)

Yamuna Rathnayake Lead Educator

Niranjan Meegammana Lead Educator

Shilpa Sayura Foundation

Second: EV App

Team LiveWires

Description: App Name: EV_APP Team Name: LiveWires

In the fastest-growing Electrical vehicle manufacturing, it’s difficult to find the EV CHARGING STATION. So EV APP will help us to locate the nearest charging station, (i.e, Residential charging and commercial).

If you select the residential charging station then you have to connect your app with the residential charging meter through Bluetooth and charge your vehicle. Once charging is done you need to do the payment.

Third: Smart Kid Safe Kid

Team DuoAPPtors

Our Aim for the App was to create an app to bring awareness to kids for their safety if facing any harassment like physical, emotional, sexual abuse at their home, school, play area, or wherever they go. So for that what actions need to be taken & if stuck at any place or with a person scan image & send it to your contact with your location or you can send it to child care. Our first screen provides features of signup and login. If you are a first-time user, click on signup and you already created a login, then scan your finger for login. Once you do signup, you can contact for an emergency your parents or child care, and also if you are with someone, scan an image and send your location to your contact list When you directly log in with your fingerprint, you can learn about types of abuse and what to do if you suffer from any images provided, or by watching the video you can contact your parents or call child care.

We hope to help kids to be more smart and safe in this world where we use more smartphones than learning from books.