Chiang Mai Tech Company Win 1st Prize in International App Competition

 | Tue 6 Oct 2015 08:14 ICT

CityNews – Chiang Mai based tech company, Aware Corp Ltd., was awarded first place in the International Social Services App Challenge last week, with their “Raccoon Challenge” app.

The award was presented to Aware Corp Ltd. at the Social Services App Challenge, hosted by Esri (Environmental Systems Research Insititute and ICMA (International City Management Association

The sponsors invited teams to create next-generation apps that help governments use data to deliver impactful social services and build stronger communities.

The “Raccoon Challenge” app is an app that sends daily challenges designed to help educate and reduce the production of plastic waste.

The inspiration for the idea came from Aware’s mobile application development team’s own experiences living in Chiang Mai. “You’ll buy some fruit from a street stall, which comes in a plastic bag…they’ll put that bag into another bag! There is an insane mentality towards plastics here, so we designed the Raccoon Challenge to change it.” said Chotiwit Worasuwannarak, Senior Software Engineer at Aware, and project coordinator on the challenge.

For further information about Aware Corp Ltd., contact Matthew Lee, Marketing Director of Aware Corp Ltd. Tel. 093 2925341 email. [email protected]