Seventeen students worked hard to develop mobile applications last fall with the help of UNM as part of Information Technology's Mobile Application Development Contest, and some of them have thousands of dollars to show for their efforts. The overall winners of the contest, Jerrick Morsey and TJ Seaman, developed a Windows Mobile application and won $5,000 for their efforts.

The contest designed to create a mobile application using data from UNM’s new Open Data Event Repository. Apps were developed for Windows Mobile, iOS, Android, or HTML5 mobile web. Programming assistance for the participants was provided by both the IT department and Computer Science staff at UNM, and the software is now licensed to the University for use by IT and campus-wide.

List of winners:
First place:  Jerrick Morsey and TJ Seaman - $5,000 prize
Second place: Benjamin Lande - $2,500 prize
Third place: Eric Hahn - $1,000 prize
Fourth place: N’Djamena Marmon – Apple iPad air
Fifth place: Tenzin Lekden Lungtok – Samsung Galaxy Tab

Other participants, awarded a Google Chromecast streaming media device, include: John Ericksen, John Barr, Torran Kahleck, Andrew Yoder, Marin Decaudaveine, Joel Mora, Averi Nicole Easley, Nicholas Antonio, Malika Ladha, Andrew Golden and Joanna Gardner.

UNM’s Mobile Application Development Contest was sponsored by UNM Information Technologies (IT), Verizon, Sprint. and T-Mobile. More information about the event can be found at Mobile Application Development Contest.