For First Time, NJ-developed Apps Sweep NJTC Mobile App Contest

Photo: Lloyd Deans developed an app to help his fellow veterans. Photo Credit: Courtesy Lloyd Deans
Lloyd Deans developed an app to help his fellow veterans. | Courtesy Lloyd Deans

The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) has released the list of winners of its fourth annual Mobile App Challenge. For the first time, apps developed in New Jersey have swept the domestic awards.

The council received 41 submissions — mostly from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania but also from California and Ohio — for its Mobile Applications Forum & Competition, to be held June 25, 2014. The awards will be presented by J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic States, during the forum. AT&T is sponsoring the event.

The winners:

  •  RantNetwork (Freehold) took first place in the Enterprise Mobile Apps category.
  •  Viocare (Princeton) was the winner in the Health/Wellness Apps category.
  •  Lingraphica (Princeton) was the winner in the Mobile Commerce subcategory with its app TalkPath Therapy. TalkPath helps stroke and brain injury patients communicate.
  • Internet Creations (Hamilton) won the Mobile Media category with its app Front Desk, which the company says enhances the check-in experience.
  • Deans List App (Bridgewater) was the winner in the Personalized Services category. Deans List says its app helps veterans aggregate information and find vetted resources. [ covered this app here.]
  • In the Social Media category there was a tie between Kirusa (New Providence) and YakStack (Bound Brook).
  • The student app winner of this year’s new Education subcategory was Michael Reininger, of Montgomery Township High School (Skillman). His Eco-Fuel Net is an iPhone app that uses social computing to find the most fuel-efficient route for vehicles.

The international award winners include TagPoints (Brighton, England) for Smart City Applications and Geotecnologias (San Pedro, Costa Rica) for Best of the World App. Both companies will be making webinar presentations during the forum.

During the event, attendees will hear from keynoter Paritosh Bajpay, VP of services design and development at AT&T, who holds 78 patents. At AT&T, Bajpay leads  efforts focusing on virtualization and programmable network cloud platforms. 

Following Bajpay’s presentation, professors from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) (Newark), Princeton University and Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken) will make research presentations. Panelists representing Drexel University (Philadelphia), Fairmount Partners (West Conshohocken, Pa.), IBM (Armonk, N.Y.), M3 Health (Norristown, Pa., and Parsippany), Navio Health (Newark), NJIT, (Newark) and StartupValley (Saddle Brook) will also be speaking.

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