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Portuguese team creates cancer awareness app in South Africa

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OutSystems ‘Build for the Future Hackathon’ initiative challenged the developer community and partner ecosystem for a hackathon to support three non-profit organizations.

The Portuguese team Everis Social Reload was one of the three winners, with the construction of an intuitive and visually appealing application with gamification components for the Center for Community Technologies, which aims to raise awareness of cancer in South Africa.

OutSystems ‘Build for the Future Hackathon’ initiative challenged the developer community and partner ecosystem for a hackathon to support three non-profit organizations. The Portuguese team Everis Social Reload was one of the three winners, with the construction of an intuitive and visually appealing application with gamification components for the Center for Community Technologies, which aims to raise awareness of cancer in South Africa.

OutSystems, a leader in the platform market for rapid application development, announces the winners of the ‘Build for the Future Hackathon’ initiative, which challenged its developer community and partner ecosystem across the globe to a hackathon aimed at to support three nonprofit organizations.

Fifteen teams of developers from companies like Deloitte, Noesis, among others, have joined together to create software that can make a difference in the non-profit organizations Zer0hunger, Strength United and the Nelson Mandela University Center for Community Technologies.

The jury, composed of representatives from AWS, Intellyx and others, selected the winning teams, including the Portuguese team Everis Social Reload, which created an intuitive and visually appealing application with gamification components for the Center for Community Technologies, which operates in the awareness of cancer in South Africa.

Knowing that the population of rural regions tends to ignore existing information and to focus on common fears, the Portuguese team Everis Social Reload has developed an application that helps to clarify and inform about cancer, promoting awareness of this disease and encouraging adoption of preventive behaviors and early diagnosis.

To ensure that the app also reaches rural communities that do not have the same access to the Internet, and given the country’s diversity of languages, the team included offline resources and options in multiple languages. The application includes animated components that exemplify how users can examine their bodies and look for tangible symptoms.

“It is certain that technology is at the forefront of human progress.” Says Gonçalo Gaiolas, VP of Product at OutSystems. “This hackathon shows how a small community of developers can create the difference, and how a platform can give each organization the power to innovate through software.”, he adds.

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