The finalists of the Hackathon in Skopje are:
Team Association Universi – mobile app for exploitation of the eco and organic fruit in Sharr mountain.
Team Digital Ecology – mobile app for garbage sorting and recycling – helps you in sorting your garbage: how to start sorting, tracks down how much garbage you are sorting, map of nearest sorting centers.
Team Nema Kafe – mobile app for zero waste challenge in order to protect the environment and fight the pollution.
Team Error 404 – Applinka is a mobile application through which the users can contribute on saving their environment. The main idea is to contribute on reducing the air pollution and other kind of pollution in the nearest area, and beside that living healthier. The users can challenge their friends for certain activities such as: going to school/work by bike, walk instead of driving, recycling certain materials, using public transportation, cleaning a public park, planting trees in public places, etc. The users will have the chance to send their achivements of the challenges through current pictures or through GPS routes (depending on the challenge). The target group of the application are the users of smart devices from age 10 to 40. After joining or creating a challenge, the users will have a limited time to complete the challenge and after completing the winner will get the bet’s reward from the other user. This will contribute also in socializing. Except for the personal challenges, in the application there will be also an option for team challenges. The idea of competing in teams is to have the possibility to accomplish greater challenges and achieve greater effects on the environment. The next stage is to connect the teams with ecological NGO’s and take place in bigger events. We consider that the usage of this application will have a great impact on awarning the youth and also thorugh fun ways will help keeping the environment green.
Team Delta – Eco-hero is a environmental self-help app, with a competitive side. It tracks and promotes sustainable habits in a to-do list manner. Everything will be appropriately archived, so that you can track your progress. You’ll have a mapped-out green infrastructure to help you in your adventure. On top of that, you can enter 10-day challenges with friends, such as 10 days without plastic, or 10 days without meat, or maybe ride a bike to work 10 days in a row. We hope to create healthy and sustainable everyday habits for our users and our society. Finally, we’ll use our user’s meta-data to influence our policy makers, as it will show them that the voters really do want better infrastructure, environmental laws and other sustainable steps towards a healthier City, Country and Planet.