On Wednesday night, we crowned Biem the winner of the 2017 App Idea Awards. Biem is an app that allows individuals to talk with a healthcare doctor, get tested for STDs, and show partners verified results from the comfort of their own home. Coincidentally, Biem was featured in TechCrunch the day before the event, which definitely gave the team a boost of confidence heading into Wednesday’s finals. 

It wasn’t an easy win by any means. Biem had to beat out five other fantastic teams (BeeSWIFTEHazelFloss Bar and Validated) for the grand prize. Biem also took home the Audience Award, which was decided by an audience vote via a chatbot. Congratulations to Bryan and the Biem team, as well as all of the other finalists!

The official results:

First Place:
Biem

Second Place:
Floss Bar

Third Place:
Validated

Audience Award:
Biem

The ROKO Labs team will begin working with Biem in the coming weeks to start building the app. Look out for updates about the app’s development as well as a Biem promotional video courtesy of DreamItReel

A HUGE thank you to everyone who applied to the App Idea Awards this year. This competition wouldn’t exist without you all. Every year, we’re blown away by the amount of incredible applications we receive from all across the globe. This year alone, we received applications from over 68 countries, twice as many as last year’s competition. As this year’s competition comes to an end, we hope you’re all beginning to prep your applications for the 2018 App Idea Awards. It’s never too early to get started! Information about next year’s competition will be coming sooner than you think, so make sure to keep an eye out for that!

- The App Idea Awards Team