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iPhone App Competition

CP469: iPhone Application Programming is a fourth-year course offered by the Department of Physics and Computer Science. This course provides students with hands-on experience programming applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod platforms, using the Cocoa Touch framework on Mac OSX. At the end of the course, students participate in a programming competition and present their final projects before a panel of three judges.

2016 Competition

Judges

Bruce Arai
Assistant Provost, Strategy, Wilfrid Laurier University

Hongbing Fan
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Marek Wartak
Professor, Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Recipients

  • First prize: Vaughan Hilts and Kyle Leng for the app SnappyAd.
  • Second prize: Mily Chen and Mohamed Mohamedtaki for the app Deep Descent.
  • Third prize: Tristan Fong and Kevin Huen for the app Bill Split.
  • Special mention: Matthew Rodusek and Tomas Baena for the app RSS Feed.
  • Special mention: Pengcheng Dai and Jingxi Liang for the app Just Learn.

Prizes were donated by Bruce Arai and Ken Boyd. We thank them for their support.

2015 Competition

Judges

Ken Boyd
Director, ICT Solutions, Wilfrid Laurier University

David Cameron
Technical Product Manager, Mobile, Desire2Learn

Andrew Ta
Manager, Technology Strategy; Manager, Mobile Business Enablement, Telus

Nora Znotinas
Chair, Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

David and Andrew, Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier graduates

Recipients

  • First prize: Philip Guglielmi and Joseph Staller for the app DnD Planner.
  • Second prize: Quinton Black and Brian Sage for the app SensorNet.
  • Third prize: Tyler Borchert and Alex Carinci for the app Multi-paddle Pong.
  • Special mention: Viseth Keobounma for the app Nutrition Cam.
  • Special mention: Goran Pavlovic and Travis Kellar for the app Quit Smoking.

Note: Prizes were donated by Andrew Ta and Ken Boyd. We thank them for their support.

2014 Competition

Judges

Ken Boyd
Director, ICT Solutions, Wilfrid Laurier University

Phil Hume
Account Executive, Higher Education, Apple

Jeff Jones
Professor, Psychology, Director of Laurier Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Pat Rogers
Associate Vice-President: Teaching and Learning, Wilfrid Laurier University

Nora Znotinas
Chair, Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Recipients

  • First prize: Jin Dhaliwal for the app Asteroid Belt.
  • Second prize: Joshua Baker and Kanwar Singh for the app Power Pages.
  • Third prize: Erin Cramer for the app WLUExams.
  • Special mention: Tu Nguyen and Goran Zivkovic for the app Yu Gi Oh.
  • Special mention: Norah Alothman and Sujah Sribalamylvannan for the app Grocery Calculator.
  • Special mention: Armand Obreja for the app BoxOfficeHits.

Note: Prizes were donated by Ken Boyd and Phil Hume. We thank them for their support.

2013 Competition

Judges

Ken Boyd
Director, ICT Solutions, Wilfrid Laurier University

Phil Hume
Account Executive, Higher Education, Apple

Pat Rogers
Associate Vice-President: Teaching and Learning, Wilfrid Laurier University

Nora Znotinas
Chair, Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Recipients

  • First prize: Justin Cook for the app RU Open.
  • Second prize: Nicholas Azar and Michael Moriarty for the app Slime Pong. 

Note: Prizes were donated by Laurier's Research Office and Apple. We thank them for their support.

2012 Competition

Judges

Pam Bryden
Associate Dean: Student Services; Professor, Department Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University

Shohini Ghose
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Phil Hume
Account Executive, Higher Education, Apple

Mike Stark
Chief Technical Officer, Webotics Inc.

Nora Znotinas
Chair, Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Recipients

  • First prize: Gabriel St-Onge Carle for the app Blob Experiment.
  • Second prize: Nicholas Puchalski for the app Jumble Solver.
  • Third prize: Chris McCormick for the app Schedule Caddy.
  • Special mention: Brent McClure and Andrew Saunders for the app MultiTower Defense.
  • Special mention: Chiao Chen and Felix Li for the app iLaurier.

Note: Prizes were donated by Apple, the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team and AntVibes. We thank them for their support.

2011 Competition

Judges

Kimberly Barber
Associate Professor, Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University

Tamas Dobozy
Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Paul Jessop
Dean, Faculty of Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Willi Powell
Strategic Development Manager, Higher Education, Apple Canada

Nora Znotinas
Chair, Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Recipients

  • First prize: Fahad Khan and Oleksiy Okrushko for their WordClash app.
  • Second prize: Brendan Stennett for the app SkateVersus.
  • Special mention: Will Schuurman and Rahim Jiwani for the app QuoteCheck.
  • Special mention: Glenn Vording for the app The Timers.
  • Special mention: Sunny Chan and Chris Dineen for the app Bin Locator.

Note: Prizes were donated by Enflick, Inc. and Apple. We thank them for their support.

2010 Competition

Judges

Willi Powell
Strategic Development Manager, Apple Canada

Peter Tiidus
Acting Dean, Faculty of Science; Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University

Nora Znotinas
Chair, Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Recipients

  • First prize: Chuck Cardona and Chris Silivestru for their app Etch-A-Sketch. 

Note: Prizes were donated by Apple Canada. We thank them for their support.

Android App Competition

CP400Q: Android Application Programming is a fourth-year course offered by the Department of Physics and Computer Science. This course provides students with hands-on experience programming applications for Android devices. At the end of the course, students participate in a programming competition and present their final projects before a panel of three judges.

Judges

Ken Boyd
Director, ICT Solutions, Wilfrid Laurier University

Colleen Loomis
Associate Dean of Student Services, Wilfrid Laurier University

Nora Znotinas
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Recipients

  • First prize: Joshua Baker and Kanwar Singh for their app Power Pages.
  • Second prize: Erin Crammer and Matthew Hengeveld for their app WLUExams.
  • Special mention: Harjinder Dhaliwal and Tyler McConnell for their app MyGov.
  • Special mention: Omas Abdullah and Connor Wilson for their app Virus Attach.

Note: Prizes were donated by Laurier's ICT Solutions. We thank them for their support.

Great Canadian Appathon

Laurier students are welcome to participate in the Great Canadian Appathon hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University. Participants program an application based on a predetermined gaming theme and demonstrate the workings of their app to a panel of judges. Participants are eligible to be recipients of sponsored prizes.

2018 appathon dates are forthcoming.

To participate, each member of your team must:

  • Sign up for the appathon.
  • Email Chinh Hoang to announce your participation and receive a participation pass. In the email, indicate your full name and birthday for each member on your your team; this is necessary to receive an access code to the room housing the competition.

Note: Participants require permission to stay on Laurier property during the weekend. If you do not have a participation pass, security will ask you to leave the building.

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