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And the winners of the Jakarta International Space Apps Challenge are…

The winners of Jakarta’s International Space Apps Challenge has been announced. A collaboration between NASA, the American Embassy in Jakarta, and Indonesian tech blog DailySocial, the competition gathers developers together to create apps using publicly available data sets from the space agency.

The Challenge is a global event that is happening in 24 cities around the world, and even on the International Space Station.

In first place is Travelisa, by Kristiono Setyadi and Panggi Libersa. Travelisa is an app that keeps track of an individual’s travel history, tracking information like distance, mode of transport, carbon footprint, and its overall impact on the community. It will help travelers determine the most efficient means to travel.

The runner-up is HXL Importer by James Kachiro Sarumaha. It is a tool to convert data from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into Humanitarian Exchange Language, a standard format used by people in the humanitarian field around the world. Picked as the judges’ favorite was HXLator by Fauzan Emmerling, which is similar to HXL Importer, but lost out in terms of completeness.

Two of the eight apps that vied for contention will be submitted to the global Space Apps competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, where they will compete with the winners from other cities.



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