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UAE's young app developers win big at Hackathon

Winning App Alzheimer Curapp has 100 plus users and across 30 countries

UAE's young app developers win big at Hackathon

The team will receive a three-month internship at Pacific Controls Middle East and a one year free access to Microsoft’s range of tools and software including the global technology giant’s Azure, a cloud computing platform. (Supplied)

Dubai - April 01, 2016: Selected from over 40 developers, UAE-based El Techie, a team of five young app developers aged between 15 to 17 years, grabbed the grand-prize at the 2nd Live Hackathon series held at the inaugural Future Technology Week.

As part of the prize, the team will receive a three-month internship at Pacific Controls Middle East and a one year free access to Microsoft’s range of tools and software including the global technology giant’s Azure, a cloud computing platform.

At the Hackathon, El Techie presented a unique, innovative and thoughtful smart application Alzheimer’s Curapp – an app made for people suffering from the neurological disorder that causes the death of brain cells resulting in memory loss and cognitive decline.

Curapp currently has more than 100 users across 30 countries and growing.

This innovative application consists of eight simple yet critical and practical features such as:

Remember to work – this feature uses Google Voice to complete and remember the patients’ tasks.

Where I am? – helping patients to know where they are by longitude and latitude with the help of Google map and Google earth allowing them to know their actual location

Social Phone / Social M.R.P – this feature helps people beyond or in patients’ stimuli, giving them direct access to emergency services such as ambulance

Notifier – this help the patients notify or remind about using the application

UAE's young app developers win big at Hackathon

Camera – a simple yet powerful feature that allows patients to capture memorable memories through smart devices, including smartphones and tablets’ built-in camera function Mapigate – allowing the patients to navigate