The GISWORX '14 is a challenge where student developers from different universities across the Middle East compete in GMDC, showing off their creativeness and resourcefulness in developing applications in iOS, Windows, and Android mobile devices. These apps address real problems through the use of maps and GIS.
The winners of the GISWORX '14 were awarded on the best mobile GIS applications built on Windows, Android or iOS mobile platforms.
Year two Computer Systems students Yasmine Fadel and Neha Choudary in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, were selected as winners of the challenge with their "Let's Go"mobile application.
The Let's Go application has been developed to represent Dubai Tourism by displaying popular shopping malls, restaurants and outlets in Dubai. The app is capable of doing routing from current location to popular destinations. It also displays total distance and time to be travelled including directions.
The 2014 challenge was open to students from universities across the Middle East including: Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Cairo University, Arabian Gulf University - Bahrain Philadelphia University and Jordan American University of Dubai.