Balochistan Shines in International App Development challenge

After months of deliberation, judges of the Android Developer Challenge have named 10 winners for this year. One of the winning team hails from Balochistan, Pakistan. Their app by the name of Agrifarm succeeded in impressing the notable international judges. 

This competition, a long-standing tradition since 2008, has seen more than a decade of commercial success with more and more developers and apps taking part each year. It saw a relaunch last year, in an attempt to see a new generation of developers and mobile apps. Mobile applications continue to pave the way forward in terms of initiatives and innovations. The solutions for numerous social issues around the world have started to grab the attention of tech-savvy individuals, dedicated to finding answers in technology. 

The Pakistani winning app, Agrifarm provides an automated assistant in farming. It detects your crop’s health, improves farming practices by learning from experts around the world. Gets updated market prices, and with personalized news, gets to know all about local agriculture needs. AgriFarm helps farmers detect plant diseases and prevent major damage in fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, corn, and potatoes. 

With an array of useful features and benefits, the apps listed as winners all make sure that their goals of helping their particular communities played a central role in making their apps a success. Machine learning algorithms were also put in place, considering it was an android challenge. Teams integrated Google machine learning codification into their apps to increase efficiency and productivity. 

The importance of mobile app development in Pakistan is very palpable. Mobile applications have changed the way business is conducted the world over. These apps have made it easier for customers to get business information with the speed of light and at the same time remain connected and up to date with their favorite brand. For Pakistanis apps and competitions like the Android Developer Challenge can be a source of vital means of marketing to expand their reach while delivering both massive and relevant exposure to their respective brands. 

 According to some estimates, the mobile app industry has the capacity of growing by as much as $100 billion by 2020. This has prompted many businesses to embrace this technology so they can further engage their customers and get solid insights into their users to bring about an improvement in customer experience. Mobile apps have become a necessity for every business, be it a startup or an established business, it’s time for Pakistan to realize the potential this market can unlock for the youth of our society.


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