Mobile App Development Competition

Mobile App Development Competition

Participate in the ABLE Solutions - Mobile App Development Competition and Help Promote Research in Development of Affordable Assistive Solutions

The Goldman Sachs India Disability Interest forum (IDIF) focuses on increasing awareness about disability in the workplace, making offices more open and inclusive to people with disabilities and helping attract and retain differently-abled talent into the workforce. This year IDIF launches the ABLE Solutions Competition (i.e. Ability By Low-cost and Effective solutions). This competition is an effort to promote research in development of affordable assistive solutions.

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The Challenge
Participating teams are to develop a working prototype of a mobile app (on Android Platform) that will help an individual having visual impairment navigate an indoor environment (e.g. office building). Building layout, multiple floors, emergency exits, elevators/stairs, obstacles and moving objects should be taken into consideration.   

The competition is open to all students enrolled in participating institutes this year (IIT Kanpur & IIT Madras). Participants can form teams of up to three members.

Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions for the competition can be found here.

Participants should register by downloading this form and sending it via email (scanned copy) to  or mailing it to the postal address mentioned in the form.

Important Dates
Registration deadline: January 26, 2014
Mobile App Submission Deadline: April 6, 2014

Entries will be judged on innovation, effectiveness, and usability of the app.

Prizes include a cash prize of Rs 1,50,000, a sponsored trip to a conference, gadgets and more.


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