Bangalore, March 13 2016: Five students of the International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore (IIIT-B) have emerged global winners of a mobile app hackathon organised by Malaysia-based construction industry technology providers, Hilti.
Students and graduates from all over the world joined the competition to create compelling mobile apps to enhance the productivity of Hilti sales and marketing or improve the customer experience.
After three rounds of shortlisting, 10 best teams from all over the world were invited to Hilti's office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the grand finale between February 22 and 26 this year. The IIIT-B students were chosen to represent India at this event. With 200 teams from over 26 countries competing for the title of the "Best International Team", the following teams made it into the final 3: Australia, Malaysia and India.
Team India took first place in the finals. They had created an AI Augmented Reality app for Hilti's customers, so that they can obtain quick information about the products by just scanning them using their mobile device.
As part of the price, the Indian fivesome -- Akshay Jindal, Anubhav Bhardwaj, Lijo Johny, Sanat and Rakesh V. Abhijay - have won an all expense paid trip to USA or Europe plus paid internships at Hilti's Kuala Lumpur office for this summer.