Secondary school finalists
New South Wales
Goal Diggers, Armidale High School
Resettlement in Armidale (R.I.A), is a supportive service for refugees and migrants arriving in Armidale. With built-in features including language translation and location, our app provides vital information for new residents arriving in Armidale. Our aim is to build partnerships with companies to create mutual benefits for both the user and the business. Our app will advertise businesses as suggestions for refugees seeking help in navigating our town. Our main focus businesses include doctor surgeries, dentists, and supermarkets. Information from these businesses provided on the app will include contact information for companies, emergency phone numbers, services available, price and location.
Sunshine Girls, St John's College, Woodlawn
The app, Rayse, is based on the ideas of community, charity and sustainability. The 2017 Lismore Floods prompted community generosity and support. However, there was not a common platform for this. Rayse would meet this need. Initially, Rayse focuses on garage sales. Not only will people be decluttering/reusing, they will also be supporting others. Rayse allows people to access dates/locations/information on garage sales and/or advertise their sales. Sellers would nominate a local participating charity to which they would donate a percentage of their takings. In the future, Rayse would be used for many different forms of fundraising within the community.
Talk to the Hand – My Bucket’s Full, CC Home School
The app is for people with sensory processing disorder. Designed to help people organize themselves, feel calm and relaxed, ready to face the world. The app includes choices between • Sensory Wake Up; activities that assist you to alert your senses and get you in the optimal zone for the day • Sensory Pit Stop; activities that assist you to refocus and refuel yourself to stay on task • My Bucket; allows you to choose what sense you want to focus on and will give you activities to help desensitize it if your bucket is feeling overloaded (high), or activate your senses if your bucket is empty (low). • Other general activities such as drawing and calming music and games.
Pawgirlz, Maitland State High School
The Off-Leash app helps prevents and decreases dog attacks. Our idea provides better access to information about dog training. Use the App to become a part of the dog training and safety local community. Users create an account, and we make it as simple as possible to teach your dog sensible behaviour. With a click of a button you can watch video tutorials on how to train your pet, or access a map that directs you to your local pet facilities. Using Off Leash, users can communicate with other dog owners, organise meetups, and get advice from other owners.
Tiny Trio, Kilvington Grammar School
Our interactive app provides teen girls with education about money management. Girls can set goals for themselves to save up for a desired item, or just to keep track of their earnings and spending’s. This app helps girls learn about ideas and strategies to effectively save their money. We made this app specified for teen girls because we think that for many centuries it has been the norm for boys to take care of money in a family. Women will be able to manage money without the help of any men with this app. This is not exclusive to girls.
8B-A, St. Aloysius College
Find Me a Sitter provides parents with babysitters/carers, no matter their situation. It targets children with special needs, disabilities etc. Our app will be like uber for babysitting. Our app is unique because we are providing care for kids and even adults with disabilities and we will hope that it will be one of the safest. There is a section in the app where you can select the special needs of your child or family member. We are encouraging parents with kids who have special needs and disabilities to sign up because no child is too hard to babysit.
C.A.R.E, Kilvington Grammar School
The service this app provides connectivity for teenagers dealing with issues bigger than themselves. This device acts as a channel towards other revenues for teenagers who need help with problems they may not feel comfortable with telling their parents. This app will direct teenagers to various helplines including shelters, advice on bullying or anxiety. There are many government funded organizations for helping people however they are generally only operating from 9am-5pm. However, teenagers tend to need help outside of these hours. Our app will help connect teenagers to help sources 24/7 enabling them to feel always feel safe and secure.
Vision Quest, St Aloysius college
Our app is a simple game with many features and designs. You can simply start by signing up and setting your profile adding friends or invite them to get the game more interesting then the hunt beings, look for rubbish and try to find the bin then weight, wait for the ding and scan the barcode . Try to beat other people our highest score at the moment is 50,000g, the points get added with how much the item weighs. With this app we hope this will slowly affect the community and make it a better place. We hope this app will help our generation with the future.
Secondary school finalists
Secondary school finalists
Savvy Shoppers, St Peters Girls School
SavvyShoppers is an interactive app that teaches primary school students, between the ages of 6-12 about being responsible consumers. This app is based on the United Nation goal of Responsible Production and Consumption. The user creates and account, in which, they can complete various missions and earnt green points -which they can use to customize their character. Depending on the efficiency whilst completing the app and how much waste they produce affects how many points they earn. SavvyShoppers is a unique experience for the user because it is an entertaining and effective way to learn about being a responsible consumer.
SHEroes, St Peters Girls School
HerStory aims to educate and empower minorities, as well as magnifying the voices of minority groups across not just Australia but the world. The application has various features, including articles about equality, quizzes and other dynamic content. Through the utilisation of these features, the app is accessible to many different people, making the app ideal for a wide range of people who learn through the use of different techniques, creating a larger market. The speech-to-audio element of our app fundamentally shows what it is all about – available and accessible to everyone, giving any user the equal opportunity to enjoy HerStory.
The Hopelings, St Peters Girls School
Our app is designed to help kids understand what it means to have tolerance and to make good decisions on their own. It uses situations which they might have to face to teach them how to handle it well. Of course we understand that everyone is different, but there is some common ground in what is right and what is wrong. We believe that children are our future and that our future should not consist of things that undermine minorities. We believe that if we can teach people at a younger age to think with an open mind, then we can hopefully help make this world a better place for everyone.
Secondary school finalists
CO2 & U, Shenton College
Our app is designed to spread awareness of the impact animal agriculture is having on the environment. CO2 & U deeply believe that a greater understanding and awareness is the first step towards solving a problem and making a difference in the world. Our goal is to convince one person to reduce their meat intake by showing them the impact they are having through fun challenges, calculating their CO2 contribution and providing possible meat substitutes for most popular meals. Every person makes a difference and the more people we can reach the greater a difference to the environment we can make.
Community Connector, Penrhos College
We are a start-up called Community Connector. Our aim is simple; we want to make finding community service easier for high school students (between the years 7 to 12). The process of using our product requires schools to pay for a subscription per student and parent login. The students and parents will be able to download an app onto their smart device. Students are able to view and apply for three different types of opportunities that include community service, company held career conferences and organization run competitions.
Domestic Angels, Gladstone State High & Boyne Island State High School
The Domestic Angels app was made to allow victims of domestic and family violence (DFV) to contact Police without being detected by their abuser. This app has been disguised as a cleaning app to avoid detection by the abuser and to stop inadvertent use or abuse of the app. However, the app allows the victim to contact Police using three quiet, simple and fast steps while keeping the abuser completely oblivious to what the victim is doing and thus keeping the victim safe. The victim’s message is sent by SMS directly to the Police and includes the victim’s location making it easier for Police to arrive quickly.
Unicorn Girls, All Hallows’ School
Each year, 271 Australians drown from ocean rips; making rips one of the biggest killers. Alarmingly, one third are tourists, highlighting the urgency to educate inbound migrants, tourists and the Australian public about beach dangers so they stay safe and feel comfortable in the water. To combat this problem, we’ve developed Ripsure, a beach safety app. The app is designed to educate users about rips and how to spot them. It also aims to decrease the number of beach related incidents and drownings in an engaging manner that involves games and videos. Additionally, it also includes information about sun safety, what the surf lifesaving flags mean and what to do in the case of an emergency.
Blue Buddy, St. Aidans Anglican Girls School
Depression impacts over 3 million Australians. It is well recognised that depression can be a lifelong illness that causes extreme suffering for the victim, however the negative implications of the illness on the families of sufferers is not well recognised. Our app (Blue Buddy) provides family members of depression sufferers with the necessary support to allow them provide care while maintaining their own mental health. Our app is unique in its focus on those who care for and live with someone suffering from this debilitating mental illness.
JJIA, Earnshaw State College
Our app, Time out, is a stress-relieving app that mainly focuses on the ages of 13-25. It includes a variety of elements that will help you calm down, relax and allow the stress and anxiety to leave you. These features include a small game at the beginning, a ‘plan it out’ section where you are able to organise your week and time manage. There is a ‘relax and reflect’, which contains a variety of choices of soothing music. After conducting research, Stress-free agency, found that helping others is stress reliving so we added a ‘help-out’ section where you’re able to contact helplines, read through research and then write your own experiences. This app has unique value as it connects people in need to people in stress. Overall, Time Out is an app that can help millions of students who are constantly affected with stress and anxiety.
Brigidine Go Girls, Brigidine College
In Australia, one in three women experiences physical violence from the age of fifteen (Our Watch, 2018). While men must remain accountable for this crisis, it is simply a fact that we, as young women, must prepare ourselves for the dangers. Our app will aid women in feeling safe in all situations by providing safety tips - including aspects of self-defence - as well as emergency contacts to police and helplines. This app is exclusively aimed at women between the ages of 15 and 25, therefore fostering a 'made for women by women' community. We believe there is a significant gap in the market for a woman-centric self-defence app that focusses on safety, and therefore success is imminent.
Fine nines, Mount Saint Michael's College
"Balance Me" aims to help you maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. All users need to do is tell us what their week looks like as well as some basic personal information, so we can create a specific and helpful schedule to assist in juggling school or work, physical activity, relaxation and social time. "Balance Me" is created by students for students, to help find an equilibrium in life. It is set apart from all other products because it considers what is essential for a healthy life - a blend of work, exercise and relaxation. Enjoy the generated schedule which will help you to become the best that you can be.
Indigenous, Townsville State High School
Our app encourages people to get involved in other cultures, particularly our Indigenous cultures. This app will enable people to read traditional dreamtime stories, learn more about Indigenous cultures and their fight for land rights. Later through further development of our app we will incorporate a further game aspect where quizzes can be completed to gain Indigenous 'artefacts' that can decorate the users Indigenous garden. With future development this app would also enable the user to scan QR codes located on the Castle Hill Goat Track. When these codes are scanned they will show information about the Indigenous history relating to that item and location.
STEM Cells, Noosa District State High School, Pomona Campus
This app allows teenagers to find volunteering opportunities within their local area. Our services create memorable and positive experiences and are beneficial for motivated students as they can find a job they are capable to do and passionate about. We hope our app will enlighten kids about the many experiences they can be apart of and help them decide what they would like to achieve in the near future. This app contains: Log In/Sign Up Page, Registration, Terms and Conditions, Home Page, Calendar, Profile, Volunteering Organisations (Humanitarian, Community/Environment and Animal Volunteering), Top 3 recommended organisations, Local Events and a Map.
Secondary school finalists