Fishackaton Manila ends with apps vs overfishing
The two-day Fishackaton 2016 ended Sunday in Manila, with coders diving into the fisheries management field in order to find a digital solution to overfishing.
The coders planned their mobile apps after consulting with 11 marine experts.
Among the mobile apps presented were an app that does away with the middleman by letting a fisherman sell directly to a customer, a detector of dynamite blasts via decibel levels and reports, a fish recognition and marketplace app, and an app that empowers marine protection via social media.
They presented their apps and answered questions from a panel of judges.
The coders selected from nine problems which they worked on during the allotted period.
The Fishackaton in Manila was conducted with the cooperation of the US Embassy in Manila, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Globe Telecom, and mobile content marketing firm Tone.
The two-day activity was simultaneously celebrated in 43 different cities all over the globe.