Sellixo is one of its kind app in Android market. Sellixo in Portuguese means waste. The app allows users to buy and sell dry waste in one of three categories: paper, metal and plastic. Ads are posted with description of the waste, expected amount, as well as the seller’s contact information. Buyers can then select an ad and make the purchase. The team said the app targets a variety of audiences: apartments, scrap dealers and even recycling centers. Currently, the Sellixo prototype is available only on Android platforms, and is free to download.
Five girls, all of 14 years and in Class 9 at New Horizon Public School, designed the app and won the prize money when they took first place in Technovation Challenge in San Francisco. The girls beat 400 other teams from 64 nations to bag $10,000 on June 25 with their app. The girls hope the app can be expanded beyond Bengaluru to other cities in India, and other countries dealing with waste management problems.
Technovation Challenge is the world’s largest and longest technology competition in the world. The event was organised in partnership with Adobe Foundation, CA Technologies, Google, Verizon, United Nations Women, UNESCO and MIT Media Lab.
Now, this is one app with a great cause. It focuses on all our country needs right now. Stop throwing waste, sell it, recycle it. Clean India Green India!
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