2018 Build Your Own App Contest Winners Announced

June 25, 2018

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After hours of reviewing student submissions, our network of mobile app developer judges are happy to announce the winners of the 2018 MobileMakersEdu Build Your Own App Contest. Across the country and globe, MobileMakersEdu high school students ended their school year by building their own apps. We asked them to submit those apps and show us what they built.

For some students, this was their first coding class, and for others, it was their fourth. We were super impressed by these high school students and their Swift apps. You can review the prizes and contest rules here. Congratulations to all of the winners and participants!


FIRST PLACE – Sodium Tracker by Sean Gardner and Hinoto Tanaka, 7th graders at American School in Japan (Japan)

SECOND PLACE – Cat Study by Kara Park and Akemi Hosoya, 8th graders at American School in Japan (Japan)

THIRD PLACE – Higher or Lower by Jacob Verhoff and Jacob Abel, 10th graders at Waukesha North High School (WI)


Calculator App OR The End to All Calculators by Esther-Faith Allen at American School in Japan (Japan)

Personal PokeDex by Alex Witt and Alex Rooney, 11th graders at Waukesha North High School (WI)

Drawing App by Kayra Ozturk at American School in Japan (Japan)

HONORABLE MENTIONS – Click on the links to see the videos.

Animal Crossing Radio By Logan Steffan and Diego Chacon

OK, what’s next? By Jace Ocker and Hunter Anderson

animal facts!  By Joe Orii

Choose Your Own Adventure By Mason Maier

Kaiten Sushi! By Ravi Jain

Drawing app By Koei Nakamura

Ninja By Oliver Raffone

GPA Calculator By Jenna Creasey