AppStar 2013: 1st Prize, Education Goes to IDS Connect


Staying in touch while on placement is a challenge for UTSC students, and one that involves overcoming personal challenges for each of its individuals. All of us have spent time away from loved ones. When that time away is extended by months, and in a foreign, distant land as well, the importance of remaining in touch back home reaches paramount proportions. This is the problem that IDS Connect tackled.

Congratulations goes to¬†Xiangxin (James) Jing, Jamie Tung, Ryan D’Souza (pictured from left to right above) for their development of a social platform and mobile app component of extraordinary utility. They win 1st place, Education category of $3,000.

IDS Connect is a social platform, including mobile app, for IDS students to remain in touch with UTSC and each other while on placement.