Oman’s Team Kitabi, from the Computer Science department of GUtech, won the second place in the World Citizenship category for its project Readathon – a revolutionary mobile application that allows users to read books online in a smart, marathon-like manner. The Regional Imagine Cup Competition, a Microsoft Global Competition, was held in Bahrain earlier this month.
To inspire people to read books on their mobile phones, the students have invented and designed a mobile reading app, called ‘ReadAthon’ – Regain the Joy of Reading. “We believe our app will encourage people to read more books,” said Alya Al Shanfari, Computer Science student at GUtech. “Beauty of knowledge lies in the mist of reading and so ReadAthon is the way to attain this greatness. Imagine Cup is a great vessel for students to express their imagination” said Dr. Basel Dayyani, Computer Science Professor at GUtech who was accompanying the group to Bahrain.