17 July 2020

Chilean student created an app selected among the 100 best in the world

“Equivalente” app was distinguished at Technovation Girls Challenge, one of the main international technological entrepreneurship competitions.

 

Antonia Aedo, a 17-year-old Chilean student, is the creator of “Equivalente”, a mobile app selected among the 100 best in the world and the 15 best in Latin America by Technovation Girls Challenge, an international event where her app competed with 1,800 other applications from all over the world.

As Antonia explains, the idea for this app was inspired by her mother, who takes medication daily due to a degenerative disease. The application allows the user to compare the prices of the medicine, identify the lower costs and locate the pharmacies where they are found. The app also reminds the user when it’s time to take the medication.

Antonia wishes to make “Equivalente” available through the PlayStore to reach to a global audience and help many more people. Her work is an example of how local innovation can solve global needs.

The development of this app was part of Fundación Technovation Girls Chile’s educational program, an initiative in which volunteering teachers and technology experts train girls on programming skills, so that they can develop their own ideas and help their communities.

According to Constanza Díaz, executive director of Fundación Technovation Girls Chile, this project contributes to reducing the gender gap in the area of programming.

Since 2010, more than 100,000 girls and young women from 105 countries have taken part of the Technovation Girls Challenge, creating mobile apps that have helped solve problems in local and regional communities all over the planet.

Related

Learn more >

Chile: a land favorable for developing renewable energy

Fossil fuels are one of the main causes of climate change around the world. That is why transitioning to a renewable energy matrix is a concrete way of halting and reversing environmental damage.

3 reasons why Chile is the astronomical students’ paradise

Its ideal sky conditions and state-of-the-art technology are among the reasons why both local and international students, and even renowned astronomers, are motivated to observe and study the skies in Chile.

Chile’s enormous potential for developing green hydrogen

 Production of what is being called the “fuel of the future” will be key to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Richness and diversity in traditional Chilean architecture

The first Monday in October is World Architecture Day, created by the International Union of Architects (UIA) to highlight the responsibility of architects in the development of cities.

6 playlists to celebrate Chilean Music Day

Chile comes across loud and clear through its music and that’s why every October 5th we celebrate “Chilean Music and Musicians Day”. Today we invite you to mark this date with a selection of Chile’s best songs and performers. 

Chile, a foreign investment hub for technology

Despite being located at the far end of the planet, Chile has developed numerous ways of staying connected with the world. Perhaps this is due to that spirit of exploration that inspired Magellan on his epic journey, kick-starting globalization through our territory 500 years ago; a spirit that today beats in us stronger than ever.

La Cueca: A Reflection of Our Great Cultural Diversity

With its multicultural and diverse origins, the cueca became Chile’s national dance on September 18, 1979 because it was the dance that had the greatest national presence and historical meaning.  Cueca is danced in different corners of the country, and each geographic area has its own choreographic and musical variations and adaptations. Our cultural wealth and diversity is expressed in the different types of cueca that exist throughout Chile.

In a mining country like Chile, become a Mining Engineer

With the richness of our subsoil, the large investment in mining projects and universities of academic excellence, Chile is the perfect place to study majors related to mining.