Grade 8 student wins App Programing Award


Grade 8 student Moe Sunami won the Teens Appli Award for her smart phone app that helps presenters or lecturers make efficient use of their time. Over 160 Middle and high school students from around Japan showed off their creativity and innovation with the apps they have developed, proving tough competition. But Moe’s app was a clear winner, passing Apple’s inspection to be released in the App Store and being downloaded 3,000 times in the first week alone. It took Moe about 5 months to code the app, which she was inspired to create after feeling the need for better time management during presentations. For further reading, check out the article in the Asahi Shimbum (English) or the competition website (Japanese)