Indian developer Asmi Jain emerges as winner of Apple swift student challenge

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Indian developer Asmi Jain emerges as winner of Apple swift student challenge (Image:
Indian developer Asmi Jain emerges as winner of Apple swift student challenge (Image:

Delhi : Every year, as part of its tradition, Apple challenges students all around the world to develop an original software playground using the Swift coding language during its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year was no different, as the creator of the iPhone issued a comparable challenge before WWDC 2023. In order to incorporate even more students this year, the number of winners was also expanded from 350 to 375. Asmi Jain, an Indian, is one of the competition's first-time winners. She created a healthcare app playground that encourages users to exercise their eye muscles.

When Jain learned that her friend's uncle underwent brain surgery and was left with eye misalignment and facial paralysis as a result, she was inspired to create the app. Jain talked about her experience and winning the contest. "It was crucial for me to develop an app playground that might enhance the lives of others like him. I want to release it on the App Store after getting feedback, making sure it works well and is easy to use. I intend to eventually develop it into a therapeutic tool that folks like my friend's uncle may use by expanding it to help strengthen all of the facial muscles.

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As youngsters attempt to follow a ball travelling across the screen, users of Jain's playground software are being tracked as their eye movements. The objective of the playground is to aid with eye muscle development.  Yemi Agesin and Marta Michelle Caliendo, who both won the tournament for the first time, are two more notable champions. 

21-year-old Yemi Agesin created a first-person baseball game. The game introduces a fresh viewpoint and fresh gaming features. Agesin stated, "I constantly attempt to think and design for a wide range of views while I'm making anything. 

A memory game created by 25-year-old Marta Michelle Caliendo features anatomically accurate illustrations of dinosaur fossils that she created using the iPad app Procreate. She remarked, "I see technology and coding as the tools I can use to do that. We all have the opportunity to positively change things in the world."