Airbus has kicked off its “Critical App Challenge” for the Middle East to set in motion regional developers and startups to create the best applications for public safety users. Airbus is giving life to a digital ecosystem for its secure device Tactilon Dabat, an Android smartphone and Tetra radio in one. The aim is to establish new digital solutions to help police, firefighters and other professionals improve their work.
The Critical App Challenge’s concept is based on the idea of hackathons: Software pioneers, user interface designers, and business managers work together intensively in a limited amount of time toward building proofs of concept for innovative digital solutions.
Startup companies and app creators from the Middle East can enroll for the online challenge on the website www.criticalappmena.bemyapp.com/
An expert jury will then select the five best participants who can show the most promising and feasible results at the end of September. The winners will subsequently be invited to present their applications at the GITEX exhibition in Dubai from Oct.14-18.
“We are looking for pathbreaking ideas for our Tactilon Dabat. This Critical App Challenge in the Middle East is a unique incentive for inventive minds. Contributors profit from getting special access to mission-critical markets,” said Rahim Zaknoun, head of innovation and developer ecosystem at Secure Land Communication of Airbus.