IESL IDEA Challenge 2016 - Winners
Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) organizes a annual technological competition with the coorperation of University of Moratuwa in parallel to the annual Techno exhibition held at BMICH. IESL IDEA Challenge 2016 is the competition organized in year 2016. The competition is conducted in two categories as school and tertiary. Universities from all over the island applies for the tertiary category competition. In 2016 there were more than 30 teams selected for the first round and then only top 5 teams were selected at the first evaluation. This was not an one day competiton. The top 5 teams were given nearly a 2 weeks of time for finalizing the product. The winning team's app is deployed as the official mobile application of Reforest Sri Lanka , the non profitable organization. 

We team DVios won the first place of the overall competition after the public demonstration held at BMICH for the visitors of the Techno 2016 exhibition. 
Competiton went over nearly about 3 weeks from the start to first and final evaluation. All other top 4 teams had more than 3 members while ours having only 2 memebers, me and my hackthon mate Anuradha Wickramarachchi.  And since both of us were on our internships during this period we faced many difficulties while completing our product. But with hard working, experience and better team working we two managed to complete our product well than we expected. Finally our hard work paid off by winnig the IESL IDEA Challenge 2016 and deploying  our product as the official mobil application of Reforest Sri Lanka as promised. The app is public available now at Google Play .

Our Product - Mobile App and Admin Panel

Our mobile application is a cross platform mobile application build with Ionic framework for Android and iOS mobile devices. The application can be freely used by any person who is enaged with reforestration activities. Finding deforested and reforested areas using the embedded Google map, report deforestration activities and share reforestration activities, publish public posts about plants and other nature loving topics, informing the autorities about major deforestration activities are the key features of our system.

We are proud to say that Mr. Achala Arunalu who is the President at  Reforest Sri Lanka   is very satisfied with our product and now we are actively continuing the app with him.  The very mentally satisfying thing here is all of these contributions are for the sake of nature and no financial objective is behind we two nor Mr. Achala. 
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