Winners of the Outware Hackathon for mobile health were announced today!

There were six prizes on offer. Every team created a working, proof-of-concept prototype to demonstrate their idea. The winners were:

VicHealth Challenge Winner: 3+hings – An iOS app that encourages and incentivises the practice of reflecting on what you’re grateful for in order to increases overall happiness, combat depression, and increase overall life satisfaction.


HISA & Dragon Claw Challenge Winner: The Flare Diary – An Android app that allows users to monitor flare pains. Users can measure severity, symptoms and location by audio or touch.


nib Foundation & DSR Challenge Winner: Swipe for Sport – A ‘Tinder’ like Android app for crowdsourcing sports and recreational facilities and program data. It does this by engaging all sports enthusiasts, making it as easy and fun as possible and rewarding people with “fitcred”.


Most Innovative: Schmooze – An iOS app that engages users in a conversation using artificial intelligence to lighten the mood. It simulates a friend to talk to, and helps users work through their problems and emotions.


Best Execution: Choice-O-Matic – An iPad game where  users encounter various people and enter into conversations about common issues that young people face. It uses positive reinforcement to teach young people how to effectively open up about issues and approach difficult conversations.


Popular Choice: Uplift – An iOS game and Facebook community that teaches young people a scientifically proven breathing exercise to reduce and manage stress.


Congratulations teams! It was a great effort by all and well deserved.

Check out the event summary in this PDF or on Slideshare.




Episode 2 of the OMPodcast is now available from – iTunesdirect feed, or direct download.

This week, we deep dive into the nib Health Insurance app and talk about how mobile technology is changing this sector. Keith Smyth (Android Tech Lead), Danny Gorog (Director/Founder) and Lucia Vuong (Marketing Manager) are joined by Adam Hatfield, Head of Digital at nib. We talk about the link between health and health insurance, as well as customer engagement levels on web vs mobile.

An interesting fact that we learned is that app users have a significantly higher NPS than web users.


The Outware Hackathon for Mobile Health was a great success with 17 teams presenting working prototypes to address the 3 key challenges presented by our partners in health:

  1. To build young people’s resilience using digital technologies.
  2. To provide people with rheumatoid disease the ability to monitor and manage their own care arrangements and to quickly share relevant information with clinicians.
  3. To improve access to suitable sport and recreation programs and facilities for people with a disability.

The result was a spectacular array of products including:

  • Uplift – A game that teaches young people a simple and effective breathing exercise to manage stress
  • Threshold – An Apple Watch app for chronic pain management
  • 3 things – An app that uses gratitude to help people build resilience
  • Bump Me – An Android app that uses NFC technology to gamify socialising in person
  • Go Mobile – An Android Wear app that helps people with a disability find appropriate sports and recreational facilities
  • Even a 3D printed heart for a trophy!
  • And many, many more

On the same day, Outware Mobile also held a seminar for our guests all about the current mobile health landscape. We were incredibly fortunate to have three great speakers :

Winners will be announced next next Monday 11 May. Watch this space!

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Hackathon or the Mobile Health Seminar, please contact us.