Singapore Students Tackle Mobile Widgets Using Yahoo Blueprint

Singapore university students recently competed in a competition to create mobile-optimized widgets using Blueprint, a programming platform for the development of mobile content from Yahoo. Twenty-four teams from six higher education institutions competed to build the best mobile widgets for four corporate brands.

The four winning widgets included:

  • "Simple" from Nanyang Technological University, which help DBS Bank customers locate branches and ATMs and access information on bank products and credit card privileges;
  • "The Jinx" from Temasek Polytechnic, a widget for Kellogg Asia with calorie and body-mass index calculators, tips about staying healthy, a personal progress planner, and recipes;
  • "We Mobile" from Singapore Polytechnic, a widget for Malaysia Airlines that assists users with travel plans; and
  • "Chlorophyll Studios" from Nanyang Polytechnic for UEEEU.com, which includes a language translator, a world-time indicator, destination guides, hotel/vehicle search and reservation functions, and a travel planning tool.

The widgets will eventually be made available on Yahoo.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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