The Softonic powered Better Life App Challenge has reached it’s end after a grand finale event held at the Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm, Barcelona last night.
9 global developers took to the stage and pitched their life bettering application to an onstage jury of industry officials including Softonic’s Business & MKT Director David Jordan and e-growing founder Vanessa Estorach.
Catalonian Psychology app Psonríe was crowned overall winner, claiming $5,000 of the $10,000 prize money and product acceleration rewards from Softonic. Already claiming the ‘Citizen Empowerment’ award at last month’s Smart City Hack Event, held within SCEWC 16, the apps ability to connect users to a qualified psychologist for short, affordable conversation truly matched the project’s goals and showed clear usability.
Winning 2nd place and $3,000 was Daysk app, an ingenious platform for users to find new places to work remotely.
Finally, grabbing 3rd place and the last $2,000 was Kiwicampus, an on demand food delivery app for campuses, promising ease and delivery in around just 20 minutes for busy students.
Launched in July with a hackathon at the Barcelona Mobile World Centre, the Better Life App Challenge project sought to find apps that bettered the everyday lives of users within the following themes – Personal Goals, Lifelong Learning, Work-Life Balance, Better Life At Work, Respect, Collaboration, Privacy and Safety.
Submission was free for developers and included a three month incubation programme including webinars for those who wished to use it. Nearly 70 apps were eventually sent from all over the globe including the U.S, UK, Germany, Russia, Bosnia, Chile, Demark and Nigeria covering a wide range of topics.
Full list of last night’s finalists can be found here.