Airbus has announced the results of its first ‘critical app challenge for the Middle East and North Africa.’

The winners – whose applications are intended for the company’s Tactilon Dabat hybrid device – included BRAQ Aerospace LLC, Delta Smart Technologies, epic.blue and Steerpath. The verdict was returned by an independent jury consisting of representatives from a variety of organisations, including Nedaa, MOTECO, the Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, as well as Airbus itself.

Speaking of the initiaive, Airbus vice president Selim Bouri said: “This pioneering app challenge for this vast region triggered a spirit of ingenuity in the app developer community. Airbus provides the right platform to gather those ideas and bring them to the regional public safety markets.”

Forty companies participated in the competition. The results were announced at the Gitex exhibition in Dubai.

Author: Philip Mason