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Winning application allows easy streaming on different devices

Quality award-winning student group created an application that creates added value for customers.
The winners of the two thousand euro quality award granted by Accenture included (left to right) Antero Taimiaho, Teo Mertanen, Vili Ketonen, Toni Rantala, Linda Loukamo, Elis Viitanen and (in the front) Mathias Timonen. Team member Timo Kauranen is not in the picture. Photograph by Casper Lassenius.

In the Computer Science software project course, students created software for customers using the Scrum process framework intended for managing product development. The best three of the 15 groups in the course had the opportunity to present their results in the final gala held 11 April, where the best work was granted the Accenture quality award for the 16th time.

The winning application made for Tuxera lists streaming broadcasts and enables you to watch streams on your mobile phone and to easily and reliably connect them to other devices by using Tuxera’s AllConnect SDK software.

Typically, streaming service producers’ applications do not support playback on other devices, or the quality is otherwise not high enough. These obstacles were overcome in the awarded application.

‘The application meets the most important quality award criteria very well, including customer satisfaction and the quality of the software. The winner has exceeded the framework set for the project work, with both project management and the result, and they have managed to create real added value for the customer’, says quality award team leader Vesa Suikkola from Accenture.

‘The application is of very high quality due to its multi-device support, ease of use and reliability. The group’s work on for example the internal architecture of the application and automatic testing made the result clearly better than a normal student project. We have already started further development of the application, and we are using it actively for marketing our products’, says mobile developer Esko Vähämäki from Tuxera.

Medical science in your phone

Sleep disorders are still mainly measured with hospital equipment, but advancements in technology lower the bar for integrating medical applications to consumer technologies.

During the course, one of the student groups created a prototype for Smart Valley Software of an application that may enable using mobile phone software for monitoring vital signs during sleep.

‘Transferring medical analytics from hospital equipment to lightweight mobile software is extremely challenging. Even though both have similar sensors and the students are already familiar with the algorithms, the students have no experience in medical problems, and some of the programming technology was also new for the students. Still, the result is impressive’, says medical adviser Tapani Salmi from Smart Valley Software.

Smart Valley Software will continue the development work of the prototype with the students.

‘Our aim is to turn this into a finished product. We have already participated in the business training of the health accelerator Vertical with the students and looked for potential business partners’, says Salmi, enthusiastic about the student cooperation.

The professor in charge of the course is also satisfied with the results of the entire course.

"In the course, students not only gain experience in different programming languages and technologies, but also participating in a complete software project. For many, the finished project also serves as a business card for their summer job’, says Professor of Software Engineering Casper Lassenius.

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