Winning Bajan trio
App developers take top spot at digital jam 3.0
An app developed by a Barbadian team has taken the top prize in the Expert Developers category of the Digital Jam 3.0 competition. The prize was awarded on Sunday, March 2, in Kingston, Jamaica at a conference dubbed Get Up, Start-up.
The team of Shannon Clarke, Samora Reid, and Lybron Sobers won their category with MediRevu – a medical app to help doctors and patients suffering from non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity to keep track of appointments, treatments and patients’ health conditions.
MediRevu was one of the 160 applications that made it to the finals of the competition. The overall winning app, developed by Jamaican team, is called Crimebot. It maps crime hotspots and notify users of crimes happening nearby.
The participation of the Barbados developers and those from the OECS was facilitated by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
During the Get up, Start-up conference the more than 50 teams from Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica, Haiti, Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago and St Kitts, had a chance to network with key experts from the Silicon Valley, and learn from leading tech companies how to find online work opportunities or get funding for e-business ideas.
All finalists will be offered follow-up trainings to turn their app into viable and monetizable products and services.
Digital Jam 3.0 is an initiative of the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group, the Government of Canada and key partners including CDB, the Development Bank of Jamaica, the OECS Secretariat, Microsoft, LIME, Google, the Jamaica Gleaner, JAMPRO, InfoDev and other corporate entities.