The competition include categories for kids and teens, as well as university students and general public
The ninth Indosat Ooredoo Wireless Innovation Contest (IWIC) today announced 26 winners from six categories at Epicentrum Mall, South Jakarta. The nation-wide mobile app developer competition gathered 3,173 contestants from all over Indonesia.
The competition has partnered with Jakarta Founders Institute and Crowdtivate to help winners start their career in tech through mentoring and crowdfunding efforts.
Winners also get prizes in form of gadgets, cash, scholarship to study in Founders Institute, mentoring by online education platform Harukaedu, online payment platform Dompetku balance, and free one-year subscription of e-book platform Cipika Bookmate.
For Developers category, the winners are yukmart by Dimas Anugrah Wicaksono for Apps subcategory and Kazir by Zaenal Arifin for Mobile Web subcategory.
For University Students and Public category, the winners are adawifiga by Sandy Colondam for Apps and Temu Jasa by Hardian Prakasa for Mobile Web. The category also gave Campus Innovation Award to Tanjungpura University in Pontianak.
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The competition also aims to foster talents from the younger generation through its Kids and Teen categories. The Kids category was won by Charigvity by Nisrina Khansa Izzati for Ideas subcategory and Belajar Membaca Metode Dia Tampan by M Hikam Assyifa Alfath for Apps subcategory.
The Teens category was won by Look-lock by Bayu Eka Sanktiaji for Ideas and Escape from the Prison by Shaquille Shiddiq P for Apps.
Two awards are also given in Special Categories. The Apps for Women category was won by Baby Recipe by Ade Rifaldi, while the Apps for Supporting Inbound Tourism was won by ayojelajah.in by Bagja Gumelar.
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Alexander Rusli, CEO and President Director of Indosat Ooredoo, stressed on the importance of fostering local talents in building the country’s digital business.
“We want the digital world to go beyond connectivity. It has to be friendly, simple, and accessible … to bring as many benefits and opportunities for as many people,” he said during the event.
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