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BGU Students Shine in Microsoft Smartphone App Competition

BGU Students Shine in Microsoft Smartphone App Competition

August 17, 2011

Business & Management, Robotics & High-Tech

Students from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev were among the 300 students who participated in Microsoft Israel’s two-day programmer competition last week.

BGU students Vitali Margolin and Sarit Kadosh won second prize for their smartphone application, Wake Me Up, designed for people traveling on public transport who tend to fall asleep during the ride.

Using the smartphone’s GPS, the application wakes the person up five minutes before arriving at his or her destination.

Another team from BGU, Amitai Oliver, Litan Ilani, Oren Kaplan, and Meir Leuchter, won third prize for their app Cash-It, which monitors monthly expenditures.

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