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STARMETRO | Contest To Encourage Students To Develop Apps

STARMETRO – Monday, 16 February 2015

Contest To Encourage Students To Develop Apps

UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) recently launched AppAsia Mobile Challenge 2015.

The Challenge is a competition that requires students to use their knowledge and creativity to develop original mobile applications.

It was also a platform for the students to showcase their creative concepts and innovative ideas in mobile application.

University presidents, professor academician Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik emphasized on how technologies have great impact in shaping the way people live, study and communicate with one another.

“I encourage students to participate in this challenge and to use their creativity and innovation to move forward in their future career,” he said in his speech at the university.

During his address, AppAsia Bhd executive director, Calvert Wong shared his experiences in the mobile industry and encouraged students to have a good thinking spirit, the right mindset and passion to achieve their dreams.

“If you love to discover mobile application, the tendency of developing your talent will eventually grow.

“Once you achieved it, you can be successful.

“So be passionate in chasing your dreams, never stop inventing new technology that would change the world,” he said.

The ceremony also saw Wong handling over a mock cheque of RM12,500 from AppAsia Bhd to Dr Chuah, who received the sponsorship on behalf of the university.

Lim also conducted a mini training session on mobile applications development at the launch.