Thank you again for your participation! Smart City Winners are announced below:
The community has spoken, and elected three applications as winners! Let's find out right away:
- City365 is a mobile map-based application that informs you of all offers and discounts in the city, proposed by Deac_Raul_Cristian. Quickly find a bar, a restaurant, an activity .. in an affordable way!
- Meet seven people with similar interests nearby! This is what provides the Pengin app, an idea from Maria_Stoica. Why 7? It is known as the number of informations a human can remember at the same time!
- Track expenses easily by taking pictures of your receipts. Thanks to thi app, no more manual data entry of paper to track spending! Thank you to ReadySteadyShop for this concept.
A jury of experts from Orange Business Services (Smart City team), Orange Poland (Labs & Business Unit), Orange International Labs (Seeds Program) and Orange Romania (Marketing and Innovation team) met to elect the most relevant and interesting projects in terms of creativity, business potential, match with Orange, and social & environmental impact. Here are the three winners!
- Sport to regulate smart cities, an idea of Vivien, England. The jury comment: "A very interesting idea, because based on several recent trends: connected objects as smartwatches and activity trackers, fight against pollution, gamification, and health in the city. But a slick customer exprience will be key. Kappo is a great example of successfull UX" Congratulations to him!
- Help blind guide is in subway stations thanks to beacons, an idea coming from Poland, for platos2! "It could complement discussion with ONG and Orange Romania, where beacons in the bus stations is also investigated. It could give birth to a unified app to be pushed to the public sector, with a broader challenge, and where an operator like Orange could help a lot" according to the Group's experts.
- FindThat is an application that allows you to retrieve any object you saw. If you like it, say thank you to the Romanian team! "Findthat has strong forerunners with Amazon Firefly which provides a similar image recognition, Smartsy from France, or Scandid from India, which gives you the best price based on barcode scanning. One question is unclear about the following use case: why would a consumer take a picture of an item when he's in the shop and can buy it? Nevertheless, Findthat seems an interesting shopping experience to the eyes of Orange Poland and Orange Romania It presents match opportunities with Romania strategy towards retailers, and could be pushed through Orange portal app"
See you soon for a new campaign, starting April 30!
The Imagine with Orange team
Winners interviews and Feedback frome the workshop in paris with the Smart City winners: