Apple Swift Student Challenge is an annual competition that aims to uplift the next generation of developers, creators, and entrepreneurs.
Jun 17, 2023
An Indian student has been named among two others as the Swift Student Challenge winner of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The competition was organized by the tech giant as part of its annual WWDC scheduled to kick start on June 5, 2023.
Asmi Jain of Indore, Madhya Pradesh was recognised for creating an app to help her friend's uncle who suffered from eye misalignment and facial paralysis due to brain surgery. Jain, from Medi-Caps University, designed her winning playground to track a user’s eye movements as they try to follow a ball moving around the screen.
According to a statement by Apple Inc, the playground’s purpose is to help strengthen the eye muscles. Though it was inspired by her friend’s uncle, the developer hopes it can be used by people with a variety of eye conditions and injuries.
Speaking of her project Jain said, “My next goal is to get feedback and make sure it’s effective and user-friendly, and then release it on the App Store. Ultimately, I want to expand it so that it helps strengthen all of the muscles in the face, and I hope it can one day serve as a therapy tool that people like my friend’s uncle can use at their own pace.”
Jain and a few other students of the Medi-Caps University recently created a forum at their university for working through tough coding problems. “Coding lets me create things that help my friends and my community. And it gives me a sense of independence that is very empowering," Jain added.
Apple Swift Student Challenge is an annual competition that aims to uplift the next generation of developers, creators, and entrepreneurs. The participants will have to create an interactive Swift playground that allows users to write Swift code and see results in real-time.