Philadelphia, June 29, 2015 — Late in the evening PACT, the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, announced the winners of the the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge after a round of intense live judging at the Independence Blue Cross Innovation Center.
Independence Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania sponsored the night’s app competitions. First place winners of each app category received $30,000. The second place winners received $10,000.
The @UPenn Xperience, won first place in the challenge’s enterprise mobile track. RTP Holdings designed the @UPenn Experience application, Organic Grid beautified the app, and we at Sempercon developed, tested and deployed the mobile application and backend functions. SemperCon’s extensive experience developing geo-location technologies, enterprise mobile apps, and geo-fencing solutions, made for an ideal scrum team capable of engaging in rapid system development.
President of Sempercon, Rick O’Brien celebrated, saying “We are excited to be recognized for our work on this geo-location powered, Augmented Reality app. We look forward to working with RTP Holdings and the University of Penn to further commercialize the technology.
Founder and Managing Director of RTP Holdings, Chet Dagit reflected on the win, saying “We’ve come up with an exceptionally unique mobile solution for the greater Penn and broader Philadelphia tourism and hospitality community.”
The winning mobile app’s position-enabled framework makes it easy for community groups to quickly create personalized mobile apps that improve upon services like Foursquare and Yelp with a Search Nearby feature that works both indoors and outdoors. The app has geo-location, geo-fencing, augmented reality and wireless beacon capabilities.
SemperCon enables businesses to seize the opportunities of IoT, web and mobile to transform their business. SemperCon specializes in building scalable mobile and web-based applications that take advantage of ‘always connected’ cloud computing and wireless capabilities in business and consumer markets.
About The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies offers a comprehensive approach to supporting a company’s life cycle ─ from early stage through growth ─ by facilitating interaction, information and education. The organization provides a single, strategic hub where key resources, including investors, strategic partners, professional advisors and peers, are available and accessible to all members. PACT supports its membership through a wide variety of programs, services, events and tools. For more on the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, including membership information, entrepreneurial resources, and information on our programs and events, visit www.philadelphiapact.com.