St. John’s Antigua- Two young mobile application developers of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) have placed the local company on the map, with a second place win in the prestigious Ericsson i-Create Mobile Application Competition.
According to a press release Ikenley Francis and Fana Allaway were awarded for submitting an application, known as the ‘Antigua Directory,’ which makes finding information through the application efficient and accessible to consumers who have become reliant on using their Android phones to gather data.
Both developers were very pleased with the achievement and Francis sees the recent accolade as confirmation that anything can be achieved once the work is put in. “Being able to achieve second place in the i‐create competition shows that I can do anything if I put my mind to it. It shows that I have a lot of potential to do major things for Antigua and Barbuda,” Francis said.
His partner also sees their recent success as something that highlights the level of talent and hard work that exists in the twin-island state.
“This competition was not only for my personal benefit, but to show to others although we are a small island we have a lot of talented individuals and Antigua will continue to succeed in the CANTO i‐Create Competition and many others to come,” Allaway noted.
The duo who proudly represented the company and country at the awards ceremony on July 23, at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida took home prizes in the form of US$2,000 cash, two net books and one month’s internship with Ericsson. Their travel and accommodation in Miami was also included in their prize package.