Kiwi software honoured in New York

Last updated 16:45 29/05/2013

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A software programme inspired by teachers at Point England School in Auckland has won one of the top two awards at a competition run by the New York City Education Department.

Teachers at the school approached Auckland software developer Hapara in 2010 when looking for a way to better manager student blogs created using Google's Blogger software.

That led Hapara to develop its Teacher Dashboard application, which is designed to let teachers see what students have on their screen when they are logged on to Google applications such as Gmail, Blogger and Google Docs, manage students' activities, and open and close websites on their screens.

Hapara relocated to California after founders Jan Zawadzki and Tony Kong won a place in a technology incubator in Palo Alto in 2011. It raised $3.2 million in venture capital funding in February.

The New York City Education Department announced today that Hapara had won first place for "Best Administrative and Engagement App" in its US$100,000 "Gap App Challenge" competition, which attracted 200 entries.

The win paves the way for Hapara's software to be piloted in New York schools.

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- The Dominion Post


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