Thursday, 30 May 2013

GDG BarCamp Kampala,

The first round of Africa Android Challenge (AAC) whose deadline was 25 April led to a big number of events across the African continent as various countries celebrated and congratulated the people behind the winning apps in their countries.
In Uganda, GDG BarCamp Kampala took place on 10 May 2013 at +Outbox. Out of the eight submissions from Uganda  BodaPay a mobile app that helps its users estimate the cost of their intended journed while using public means in Kampala emerged winner followed by Sms2Audio, an application which converts incoming text messages to audio automatically.
BodaPay was developed by a team of members including +daniel ogwok, Micheal Tukei, Enos Wakoko and John Biretwa while Sms2Audio was developed by +George Machibya.
The team behind BodaPay received onetouch Evo 7HD, a tablet from Alcatel onetouch and +George Machibya got a phone that he received after the event.

The submission for the second round of Africa Android Challenge started on 26 May 2013 and it will go on until June 15, 2013. By June 20, 2013 the winners will be announced and from September 15, 2013 the winners will travel(all-expenses-paid) to the Android/Google Developer Group community event.
Participants at GDG BarCamp Kamapla

GDG BarCamp Kampala was very awesome and all involving as it brought participants from far and near including a delegation from +GDG Busitema+GDG Mbale and +GDG Makerere.
Prior to the presentation of app there was a speaker session about Android best practices by +Zed Jasper Onono.
Thumbs up for Alcatel onetouch, Google and JCertif for the amazing sponsorship, +Outbox for the awesome organization and all participants for their time and effort.