Water-saving app makes splash at technology camp

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POLITEKNIK Brunei’s ICT.INNOV8 programme will be looking to partner with more industry players in the future.

Acting head at the School of Information and Communication Technology Mohammad Hamdani Mustapa said this will help improve future editions of the programme to better benefit their students.

The ICT.INNOV8 programme is held to allow and encourage students to showcase their innovative ideas.

The development of a water-saving app was crowned champion at the technology camp yesterday.

Team Water Pro bested four other teams from Politeknik Brunei upon the completion of the four-day ICT.INNOV8 programme.

The app allows users to monitor their water usage.

In an interview with The Brunei Times, Muhammad Al-Akif Irfan — the developer on the winning team — said that they had taken into consideration water wastages across the world when developing the app.

“We want to make sure Bruneians will use this app one day because we want them to continue to save water and monitor their usage,” said the 19-year-old student who spoke on behalf of his teammates.

“We are especially concerned about climate change and our resources in the future,” he said.

He explained that it took him about a day to learn the coding for the app and that he hoped to improve it over time with the help of iCentre.

“Hopefully they will be able to teach us. The app is in its alpha version so we hope to get more ideas from iCentre to develop it further,” he said.

Present as the guest of honour to hand over the prizes was Politeknik Brunei Director Denis Ho Mun Tai.

The champions were awarded a $250 cash prize, Microsoft Technology Associate in HTML5 training and certification, a Samsung Galaxy Tab, an Easi Broadband 4G Prepaid Starter Go Pack and Easi recharge card, business coaching by Startup Hub and Google T-shirts.

The Brunei Times