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Three apps declared winners of open data competition

Three apps declared winners of open data competition

The award ceremony was held in the presence of Dr Salim bin Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, on Tuesday.

The 3 winning projects have been chosen, from amongst ten projects, primarily based on jury committee evaluation which counted for 75 per cent and public voting 25 per cent.

The very first spot worth RO2,000 was bagged by the Shopping Facilitator app. The app connects the suitable consumables accessible at numerous customer centres in the marketplace. The app seeks to make it simple for customers to search for the solution they want to acquire and enables them to evaluate the rates and exactly where they are accessible.

Riyadh al Balushi, 1 of the jury members, stated, “The sultanate has made good strides in the field of open data and many government agencies have published their data online. This competition is a good step in this field since it encourages the public to use this data and to know what is available online.”

The second prize worth RO1,500 was awarded to InvestGo app. The application aims at locating appropriate investment possibilities for an investor so as to supply simple and fast strategies to analyse data primarily based on place and accessible solutions.

The third spot winner was Sakani who got a prize of RO1,000. The app seeks to assist university or college students to discover the most hassle-free accommodation, in and about the college, that has access to transportation stations, well being centres and restaurants.

Oman Open Data Competition enables participants to perform practically whilst getting engaged by means of workshops as a checkpoint for adhere to-up help.

It targets folks with experience in numerous places like design and style, improvement, entrepreneurship and engineering and focuses mostly on encouraging participants to come up with an concept for utilizing open data offered by government agencies to discover options to the challenges associated to distinct sectors such as education and employment, tourism, logistics, housing, public well being, agriculture and fisheries and power and atmosphere.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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