The Mobile Application Project "Your Sofia", which last year won the big prize of the first 24-hour Sofia Municipality Innovation Hackathon, already has a developed prototype. It will be presented in Sofia at the largest digital economy forum in Europe - Webit Festival /25-26 April/.


The team that created the mobile application is comprised of Bulgarian young people who live in different places around the world and in Bulgaria. Their idea is for the mobile application to take every guest of Sofia to as many sights as possible, to give information about different tourist sites and how to reach them. In addition, addresses and telephones of embassies, hospitals, stations, restaurants, hotels, prices, etc. are included. In short, everything a native of Sofia can provide as information in order to be useful to his friend from abroad when he/she wants to see the Bulgarian capital.


"The implementation of the idea for the application was realized with the active assistance of Sofia Development Association, Municipal Enterprise "Tourism", SK "Public Transport" and a lot of enthusiasm", Ilian Dimitrov and Elitza Stefanova, winning team members said yesterday.


"Our capital is superb, so long that someone shows you around and guides you through - where, what, when and how you can see and experience", added Elitza, who otherwise lives in London.


1Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and municipal councilors met with the winners of the first Sofia Municipality Innovation Hackathon 2016, co-organized by Innovation Starter, Sofia Development Association and the Fund for Innovations. The five team finalists - ELMO, Sportify, Squad, El Romantico and ABD Crew - included students from Sofia University, New Bulgarian University and the College of Management. In the Mayor's words, the solutions developed by the finalists are more than the hackathon’s requirement for reaching a technical prototype. “In your projects one can see respect, care and affection for the city and its citizens and guests. Therefore, in the results of this hackathon I see a proof that the ideas are here, the talented people are here, and they only need to be supported”.

Yordanka Fandakova and Iliana Zaharieva - Director of Corporate Communications at Mobiltel, presented the grand award - a check for 10,000 leva – to the team winner, ELMO. Prizes were also provided by Ontotext, Superhosting, Webit, Publishing House “Kragozor”, “Promyanata” Foundation.



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