Pakistani IT companies win four silver awards

Six products compete in Asia Pacific ICT Awards.


Our Correspondent December 06, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistani IT companies have bagged four silver awards at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2012 in Brunei Darussalam, held on December 5, announced Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITeS ([email protected]) on Thursday.

The Centre for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) secured the silver award in the communications category while gKrypt – a product of Tunacode Private Limited – got the award in the security category.

Pi-Labs Inc’s product, Candy Pot and Feed Garfield Gaming Engine, also bagged the silver award in new media and entertainment and NUST and Centre for Advance Research in Engineering – in a joint submission on “Early Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy without Invasive Die Injection” – got the award in the research and development category.

Pi-Labs is a startup based out of Karachi. They develop apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone8. Their app Candy Pot has consistently remained among the top five apps in five app stores worldwide

Tunacode is also a startup that came out of National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islam­abad. They develop security software. A bunch of their applications are being used by American companies and are highly rated in encryption technology.

[email protected]’s delegation was smaller than previous years as only six technology products competed for the awards, the statement said.

APICTA judges from 16 economies evaluated the categories in which Pakistan participated. The judges, according to [email protected], praised the consistently high standard of technology products Pakistan has presented year after year.

This year, the Pakistani team benchmarked its products against 153 products from the region. Over the years, the event has become a platform for the best technology companies of the region to meet and form potential partnerships with each other.

The  Judges

The success must be attributed to the companies which continued to innovate and develop amazing products, [email protected] President Jehan Ara said while commenting on the performance of the companies. She also acknowledged the role of the event’s judges and mentors from Pakistan who worked selflessly with the teams to prepare them for the competition.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2012.

COMMENTS (12)

alphamale | 8 years ago | Reply

Good Job ! Big accomplishment.

alphamale | 8 years ago | Reply

Ayesha is Indian....

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