Android Developer Challenge – 10 Winning Apps

Last year, Google invited developers to submit their ideas for the Android Developer Challenge, focused on β€œHelpful Innovation, powered by on-device machine learning.” They picked 10 winners, and have been working with them since then to help bring their apps to life. #AndroidDevChallenge

This month (June 2020), the winners were announced. πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ™Œ

I was happy to receive a special box, from Google, packed with goodies designed to help me try out the winners’ apps as well as Android gear and a limited edition magazine on the challenge.

AgriFarm 

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What it does

AgriFarm helps farmers to detect plant diseases preventing major damage. [Balochisan, Pakistan]

Features

  • Crop Doctor – use camera to identify common plant diseases before harvest
  • Recommended videos that help the user to learn from experts
  • Market prices tool to make sure the prices are fair
  • Personalized news to help you stay up to date

AgroDoc

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What it does

AgroDoc helps farmers diagnose plant disease and make treatment plans. [Navneet Krishna; Kochi, India]

Features

  • Add plant issue details
  • Scan a sample of the plant by using the device camera
  • AI diagnoses the problem and provides simple steps to improve plant health

Eskke

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What it does

Eskke simplifies mobile money management for people in the Congo [David Mumbere Kathoh; Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo]

Features

  • Instant transaction: Eskke simplifies the process of buying airtime, data bundle, withdrawing and sending money
  • Quick withdraw: Eskke helps you to take the agent’s number by scanning the QR code or their number from the display.
  • History of transactions: you get a list with a detailed history of all your transactions 
  • Stats: get info about how much airtime you spend daily, how much money you transfer or receive during a period of time
  • Offline support: you are able to access the info even when you are offline

Leepi

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What it does

Leepi helps students learn hand gestures and symbols for American Sign Language. [Prince Patel; Bengaluru, India]

Features

  • Interactive learning structure
  • Pocket size lessons for a fun experience
  • Gamification for motivation: badges and stars
  • Processing happens all in mobile, no data usage required
  • Protects your privacy as the data never leaves the device

MixPose

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What it does

MixPos is a live streaming app that gives yoga teachers and fitness professionals the opportunity to teach, track alignment, make sure you’re in the correct pose, and give real-time feedback. [Peter Ma; San Francisco, California, USA]

Features

  • Schedule your free classes
  • Interactive live streaming platform suitable for yoga teachers, dance instructors, and fitness professionals
  • Get real-time feedback from professional yoga teachers
  • Accurate AI pose detection to track movements
  • Do yoga with friends in private live classes
  • Attend yoga classes for beginners, intermediates, and advanced

Path Finder

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What it does

Path Finder could help people with visual impairments navigate complex situations by identifying and calculating the trajectories of objects moving in their path. [Colin Shelton; Addison, Texas, USA]

Features

  • Detect moving objects and people
  • AI predicts if a person or an object is likely to block your path and delivers a customized alert
  • Both audible and haptic feedback are part of the obstacle alert system
  • Augment the user’s experience, share information, and give support, not overwhelm them in difficult situations. 

Snore & Cough

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What it does

Snore & Cough helps you identify and analyze snoring and coughing, so you can listen to and send recordings from a night’s sleep. [Ethan Fan; Mountain View, California, USA]

Features

  • Records your snoring and coughing sound made during your sleep
  • Helps to discover when and how loudly you snored and coughed
  • Keep track and spot patterns of problem snoring
  • Email and share sound files

Stila

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What it does

Stila pairs with a wearable device, like the Fitbit wristband or a device running on Wear OS by Google, to monitor, track and help manage the body’s stress levels. [Yingdin Wing; Munich, Germany]

Features

  • Analyses the heart rate patterns measured by smartwatches and determines your Computed Stress
  • Track your own stress development in real life
  • Get an insight of how your body reacts on stimuli from the changing environments
  • Stila helps you manage your stress and live a more healthier life

Trashly

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What it does

Trashly makes recycling easier. Just point the on-device camera at an item, and through object detection, the app identifies and classifies plastic and paper cups, bags, bottles, etc. [Elvin Rakhmankulov; Chicago, Illinois, USA]

Features

  • Search for any item, from food to furniture, to understand if it can be recycled and what the top recommendations are
  • Upload pictures of your own items and let the app quickly identify your object and provide fast recommendations
  • Explore where your items can be recycled based on your location
  • Learn through “how to guides” how to build your own sustainable recycling methods
  • Track  your recycling efforts and uncover more fascinating facts about the environment and the latest recycling innovations

UnoDogs

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What it does

UnoDogs helps owners better support their pet’s wellness, providing customized information and fitness programs. [Chinmany Mishra; New Delhi, India]

Features

  • Calorie, exercise and health tracking
  • Extensive database of dog foods and treats
  • Set weight and exercise targets
  • Track the progress in different fronts

These were the winning apps. If you want to read more about the competition check the next resources:


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