At the beginning of this year, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) announced a competition in which contenders had to design, develop, test, and commercially launch a mobile app. A chief criterion was that the app developed under #MyGalileoApp contest should exploit the accuracy of Galileo, the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
This month, #MyGalileoApp competition entered its final stages with GSA shortlisting the final 10 projects that stand to win the grand prize of €100.000. The shortlisted contenders now have until October 21 to leverage the technical and business advisory support from GSA and submit a final version of their app with 100% functionality to Google Play and Apple platforms.
Here are the details about the innovative projects that have made the cut to win #MyGalileoApp competition:
Category: Augmented Reality and Games
uMaze (Finland): Using the accuracy of Galileo to develop local cartography, this app creates a small-scale virtual maze in specific outdoor areas wherein users can play.
ARGEO (Italy): Leveraging geolocation, augmented reality, and blockchain, this app allows users to discover content such as prizes and coupons geolocated around the streets of a city.
STPR (Poland, Australia, Ukraine): With an aim to provide high-level education and storytelling value to its users, this game combines a virtual environment with game-related physical experiences in the real world.
arstory (Germany): This augmented reality ecosystem allows users to leave digital traces at real locations and share them with friends and followers.
Category: Smart Navigation and Infotainment
Ready Park (France): This app enables users to exchange parking spots with other users in real-time.
GALILEONAUT (France): Acting as a link between the harbor master’s office of a marina and sailors, this app assigns a docking place to a boat entering the port without requiring any assistance from the harbor master’s office.
Trukatu app (Spain): This mobile C2C platform connects people who want to rent or lease items with owners who have items to rent out.
Category: Fitness, Sport, and mHealth
PanPan – Possible Assistance Needed (Germany): This backup safety solution is intended to send a distress signal during potentially dangerous activities when users may not be able to do it themselves.
LetMeAut (Italy): This app aims to support people with autism by giving instructions for outdoor daily-life movements.
Category: Mapping, GIS, and Agriculture
Tractor Navigator (France): This app provides guidance for farmers driving tractors, enabling them to visualize their current position and trajectory in an open field.
So, which of these concepts do you find the most intriguing and useful? Tell us about your favorites in the comments and we will keep you posted when the winners are announced in November!