3rd Annual CITRIS at UC Merced Mobile App Challenge Winners

3rd Annual CITRIS @ UC Merced Mobile App Challenge Winners

The CITRIS at UC Merced Mobile App Challenge finals were held on Friday, May 16, 2014. Congratulations to the finalists! Meet the winners below.

Crowd Favorite: Music Notes

Music Notes is an on the go music editing application designed for professional and amateur musicians. Taking inspiration from the concept of a notepad, it allows you to compose and play music quickly on your phone wherever you are. Team Members: Andrew Ibarra, Chris Chew, Connor Kanazawa, Robert Wang. 

Most Creative Idea: Destructo

Destructo is an action, adventure first-person shooter that pushes the boundaries of multiplatform game development. Team Members: Anthony Popela, Brian Bamsch, Matthew Bucci, Nathaniel Lewis

Most Innovative Technology: Team Silver Ribbons

A potential medical application to diagnose and monitor Parkinson’s Disease. Team Members: Justin Htaung, Lawerence Lam, Nhan T. Dao, Peter Becich

Most Civically Minded: Zoo Team Tour App

A mobile application that displays information based on your location using QR codes and iBeacons. Inspired by Merced’s Applegate Park Zoo. Team Members: Alexis Ramirez, Ricardo Morillon, William M. Zeledon. 

Most Sustainable Impact: Shower<Less

A shower timer app that tracks data on personal shower times and graphs your results either as the length of the shower or the volume of water used. Team Members: David Eighmey, Jeff Laird, Jordon Vida, Nick Fong


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