Filipino-made ‘NASA’ app brings space data to fishermen

The ISDApp, developed by a group of Filipino IT experts to help provide weather alerts for fishermen through SMS, won an award in the NASA Space Apps Challenge for offering a ‘solution with the most potential to improve life on Earth or in the universe.’ Photo via philstar.com

By Janvic Mateo/he Philippine Star – A Filipino-made mobile application was recently recognized by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its vision of providing fishermen with scientific data that could help in their everyday lives.

The ISDApp, developed by a group of Filipino creative and information technology experts, won the “Galactic Impact” award in the NASA Space Apps Challenge for offering a “solution with the most potential to improve life on Earth or in the universe.”

US Ambassador Sung Kim on Thursday met with members of team iNON, which beat 1,395 teams from around the world to win in the said category.

“I am deeply impressed by team iNON’s fantastic achievement in defeating teams from around the world to win first place in the Galactic Impact category of the NASA Space Apps Challenge,” said Kim. “They can inspire other Filipino youth to develop innovative solutions to problems in their own communities.”

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