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Helabasa Sinhala Unicode

Product Description

This app is all about typing in Sinhala on Windows OS Phone. On this app, users can convert Singlish Text to Sinhala Unicode Text which is the easiest way to type in Sinhala. This app is fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter status sharing and can also compose messages directly, with just one touch without copying and pasting.

There was hardly any app for Windows Phone of this nature from the very beginning. So this app was useful for all the Windows Phone users, including ordinary citizens and even journalists to type in Sinhala.  Hence, the app has a huge ramification and impact once it was launched on to the Windows Phone store. They have received feedbacks from users thanking them for developing this application, for which there was a dearth for.  At present there is  more than 1milion users using this app from all around the world.

Jurors’ Evaluation

In a digital world where texting via SMS, Whatsapp or even the use of Twitter and Facebook is the norm, this app provides an easy way of converting singlish into Sinhala.  Easier to read.  Full integration with social apps, it allows easy composing of a message with one touch.

Winner

Sri Lanka Museums

Product Description

In the modern world, museums are facing a threat of lack of visitors. Modern technologies offer people easy and competitive ways of education and leisure activities and to also combine learning with entertaining experience. To face these challenges, the Department of National Museums has realized that they need to switch from static traditional way of exhibits presentation into modern technological way.The main objective of the project was to develop an Android/iOS based application which virtually put museums to a visitor’s fingertips. This application will provide visitors not only rich contents but also interactive presentation of the museum’s artifacts.

The solution developed for the Sri Lanka Museums has following functionalities: Content module (Text, Voice and Photos), Indoor Positioning System, Social Connect and Sharing and AR viewer. The App can be further improved by integrating new museums and Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) features to enhance the interactivity.

Jurors’ Evaluation

This is a content rich app that acts as a mobile guide for visitors to Museums in Sri Lanka. It has a floor plan for easy navigation and its innovative features and functions allow users to view and identify exhibits via the scanning of the bar code, entering the code or through the augmented reality function. Users can use the voice or text function to obtain the background of the exhibit.  It is a very handy tool for visitors to the museum.

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Mobile4E

Product Description

‘Mobile4E’, which is a mobile based English Language Learning application, which was developed with the objective of enhancing English Language learning by providing flexible means of learning through mobile based learning lessons for university students and school leavers.

Mobile4E is based on the curriculum developed by the Ministry of Education to address English knowledge and skill of school leavers in order to improve their chance of employability or higher education. This curriculum is known as “English for ALL”. Mobile4E is a m-learning solution developed on top of the e-learning product, which was developed for English for All curriculums, by the University of Colombo School Of Computing (UCSC) in a previous assignment. Mobile4E is developed by the mobile learning research group of UCSC and it is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka.

Mobile4E is a product which consists of three apps to learn and improve English language depending on the knowledge and skill of the users, namely: Elementary, Intermediary and Advanced. The apps are categorized based on the difficulty of the lesson content. Each application contains five main functionalities which are lessons, activities, favorites, scorecard and forums.

Jurors’ Evaluation

A user friendly, interactive app for learning English.  It allows practicing of English via any android mobile app though with text based lessons, video and audio podcasts and questions and answers.  It also has forum activities, which encourage discussions. It is expected that Mobile4E will ensure learner engagement through informal learning shifting from the formal classroom based learning.

Special Merit

Katha

Product Description

Katha is a mobile app available for Android & iOS devices. It allows users to send and receive audio messages when they wish to talk to their friends, get questions answered by experts, and learn new things by following Podcasts. The developers have re-imagined Podcasting & Audio Messaging for the smartphone, to enable a new level of engagement and communication using audio.Katha makes it simple to record a user’s voice and send it to their subscribers, owing to an interface built from the ground-up with audio messaging in mind. Users can subscribe to channels on Katha to receive interesting audio content recorded by media, research, news companies and other interesting users and individuals.

Anyone can create a channel on Katha and get started with finding new audiences and monetizing their content with paid subscribers. Katha offers ways for creators of interesting audio content to be discovered and followed by listeners, much in the same way Twitter allows users to follow each other’s Tweets.

Jurors’ Evaluation

Katha is an app that fits right into today’s mobile world of young people, who use a smartphone for the non-traditional method of communication. It allows log in through Facebook and a mail channel to enable fast access. It has a simple user friendly interface, which encourages easy navigation. It is an audio based social network.