Facebook just revealed the winners of its “FbStart Apps of the Year” competition on Monday, July 10, during the Rise conference held in Hong Kong.
The FbStart Apps of the Year awards the most successful applications and innovative startups created through its FbStart program. This helps users build native mobile applications for Android and iOS. In 2017, SoloLearn, a free app for anyone that wants to learn how to code, won the Grand Prize.
SoloLearn, the Mobile-First Coding App, Deemed Most Successful
Davit Kocharyan, SoloLearn’s Co-Founder and CEO, reportedly came up with the idea of creating that can teach anyone how to code in Armenia. Both him and most of the team are native Armenians. Initially, the plan was to teach the local population how to code.
Community members can also compete in head-to-head challenges. In doing so, they can also unlock new lessons. The community in itself can reportedly give a very helping hand.
“You get an answer from your peers in our Q&A forum within minutes; we have over half a million public codes on SoloLearn today that are used as a great peer-to-peer learning tool; tens of thousands interactive peer-to-peer challenges are completed daily,” Yeva Hyusyan was reported as stating.
She is also a CEO and Co-Founder of SoloLearn. Hyusyan also pointed out that the users themselves are generating significant amounts of content every day.
Statistics show that 1.5 million quizzes get completed on a daily basis and that more than 1,000 answers are published daily. Some three codes are reportedly compiled every second, and the app now has over 5 million profiled learners.
Reports show that some 25 percent of SoloLearn’s users are based in the United States. Another 40 percent come from India, and the remaining percentages are spread across Europe.
Besides SoloLearn, Facebook also named four other “Apps of the Year”. These are Mondly, a language learning platform, and Maya, targeted at women and their health. The other two are ReservaTurno, which can help “book beauty appointments on the go” and Golden, a global platform which helps find local volunteering opportunities.
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