Devcon Devise is a National Competition that aims to challenge students in solving real world problems with mobile applications.
The country has been facing inevitable man-made or natural catastrophes. Now, in the age where almost everyone owns a device, how can mobile technology overcome these challenges? Thus, this year's theme is Public Safety and Disaster Preparedness.
Jun 14 – Submission of Entries Open
8th of the Month – Announcement of New Qualified Entries
Nov 30 – End of Submission of Entries
Dec 13 – Culminating Activity/ Awarding of the Top 3 teams
Entries will be screened based on requirements completion and relevance with the theme. Every 8th day of the month, new list of qualified entries will be announced where each team will be given a microsite to feature their project and add updates.
Selection of the Top 5 entries will be chosen on the last week of November.
Final Round of Judging
By December 13, 2014, the top 5 teams will convene in Metro Manila and pitch their mobile applications. The selected judges will choose and award the winning 3 teams.
1st Prize – PHP 50,000
2nd Prize – PHP 30,000
3rd Prize – PHP 20,000
|50%||Execution of Entry||How fully developed and implemented is the Entrant’s concept in the submitted Entry? How complete is it?|
|25%||Innovation of Entry||To what degree does the Entry illustrate new and innovative uses for mobile technology? Was the idea unique, or a different take on an existing/similar app?|
|25%||Utility of Entry||How useful is the Entry in addresing public safety and disaster preparedness with mobile technologies?|
1. Who can join this competition?
Undergraduate students, both those of degree and non-degree courses, who are enrolled in a school in the Philippines any time within the contest period (June 14 - December 13) are allowed to join the contest.
This means that people who have graduated or not currently enrolled in a course are not allowed to join the contest. On the other hand, this also allows for entries from High School and even Grade School students as long as they can prove that they are the ones who have coded most of the app.
2. What types of apps are allowed?
Any type of mobile applications are allowed as long as it fits within the theme. Here are some examples:
You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure if your app is suited for this competition.
3. We already have an existing mobile app (e.g. thesis, side project), can we submit it as our entry?
4. Is there any advantage to submitting our entry early?
Yes! We encourage participants to submit prototypes as early as possible. Doing so will allow us to tell you how you can improve the app while still giving you time to act upon those suggestions.
Submitting entries is not a one-time deal: you can re-submit your entry as many times as you like, with the last submission containing the complete working application.
5. Can we pivot and change our app midway into the competition?
Yes. However, the new version of the app will again be subject to pre-qualification.
6. Our team is not located near Metro Manila. Is travel and accommodation for the finalists covered?
We will cover the travel and accommodation for 3 individuals per team, but we may increase this to 5 members later.
(in no particular order)
by team CITE TIP - Manila from Technological Institute of the Philippines Manila
The main purpose of this application is to use the modern technology such as mobile application as a tool to assist the users on traveling around the Philippines. With this application travelers will be able to know immediately the current situation of their specified place, and they will be able to distinguish the safest route that they can use on traveling, for the reason that, the application will also provide the current situation of their specified place. To make use of current technology, the researchers thought of designing this application where it is accessible through the use of devices capable of running mobile applications.
by Team Panda from De La Salle University Manila
A mobile application that allows families to store their plans for emergencies so that they'll never forget what to do when disaster strikes. It has a checklist item. This lists the items that they will need. A to do plan list, so that they'll know the tasks assigned to them. It also has emergency contact list.
by team Wizards Circle from National University, Manila
Be Warned an android-based mobile application provides the users a precautionary measure on disaster such as typhoon, volcanic eruption and earthquake; emergency hotline and notification on disaster by receiving information from the server which is linked to government agencies and also allows the users to view evacuation centers. A backend called the command center will send the information to the users to get notified on disaster occurrences depending on the user’s location.
by team Carmiel from Ateneo de Manila University
UlanMO is a real-time rainfall monitoring application that displays the intensity of rainfall and the flood risk level of a specific location in Metro Manila. These two measurements are important in disaster preparedness and contingency planning. They are computed using up-to-date rainfall measurements from Manila Observatory's weather stations: data coming from the deployed equipment are supplied to an interpolation algorithm successfully tested for accuracy and time efficiency for location-specific estimation that is then converted to the two warning levels. These warning levels are shown using easy-to-understand graphics that are designed to appeal to the public.
by team UPang Trojans from University of Pangasinan
AlertPH is a real-time emergency reporting and alerting app that enables citizens to report or be notified of events that need immediate attention, such as disasters, accidents, crimes, etc. It intends to create a virtual community of concerned Filipinos via news feeds and crowd sourcing to initiate intelligent decisions and actions towards public safety and disaster management.