Friday, February 28, 2014

CoCIS to incubate students’ applications

Four applications will receive incubation support from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) to transform their applications to actual usable products. The applications were chosen during the CoCIS Open Day held from 27th – 28th February, 2014 at the College premises.
“The applications were selected in the areas of health, education, agriculture and business,” said Dr. Josephine Nabukenya, the Dean of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (SCIT).
In e-health, E-Liiso (Sight 4 Everyone) a smartphone application that focuses on diagnosing the visual acuity and colour blindness of human eyes cheaply, for Education – PLEROLA (Primary Leaving Examinations Registration – O’ Level Allocation System) a web-based system that can be used in registration of primary 7 pupils, allocates them to their O level choices and communicates to their parents, Business – Rimavend (an automated vending machine), Agriculture – Agro Market Day, a mobile application that exposes markets, market days, farmers’ details and the products they sell in different markets countrywide. The other exhibitors will receive mentorship support from the College.
The students were congratulated by Hon. Nyombi Thembo, State Minister for ICT who represented the Hon. Prime Minister during the launch of the Open Day held under the theme - Achieving Vision 2040 through ICT: Innovations to Accelerate Uganda's Social-Economic Transformation.
The College also applauded the teams that developed Winsenga and Matibabu applications for flying the College’s flag high.
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