Mobile App Challenge

It’s time to change the world. There’s no time like the present to get started and no one better to lead the way than the creative minds of our K-12 students.

Compuware is proud to present the Compuware Mobile App Challenge (C-MAC), in which Detroit-area students are asked to work collaboratively to come up with a mobile application that addresses a need in their school or community. The Challenge teaches students valuable lessons about teamwork and technology, while giving them insights into potential future careers. The inaugural C-MAC took place in the fall of 2013 at Detroit’s Marcus Garvey Academy.


We’re happy to recognize the Garvey students behind the winning app. The Brainy Bunch team came up with the “Live Better in Detroit” app that aims to reuse empty space, recycle materials and support a safe, clean and beautiful city. Want to see the winning app brought to life? Click on this smartphone image to check out a prototype.

Congratulations, The Brainy Bunch team:

  • Jordan Bell, 5th grade
  • Gabrielle Taylor, 5th grade
  • Desire Taylor, 5th grade
  • Candance Montgomery, 5th grade


Compuware Mobile App Challenge

Runners-up to the C-MAC grand prize,
Team App Kids, present their app idea.

Students hear technology insights from Compuware designer/developer Blake Almstead.

The Brainy Bunch team, posing with the C-MAC judging panel, accepting their prize.


For the second Compuware Mobile App Challenge, Compuware is teaming up with Detroit Catholic Central (DCC) high school. Check back soon to learn more about the innovative creations of DCC students.