Dubai: Students to launch app that lets people buy groceries at cheap prices

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  • Date: 02-Dec-2022
  • Source: Gulf Insider
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Dubai: Students to launch app that lets people buy groceries at cheap prices

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Students at a Dubai school are launching a sustainable initiative to support low-income people by enabling them to buy groceries that are about to expire at a discounted rate.

GEMS Modern Academy students aim to reduce waste from supermarkets and grocery stores by developing a website and an app. The app logs products approaching the expiry date, allowing consumers to purchase them at a lower price.

Project Ubuntu was placed highly at the global food security hackathon — Food for Future Summit, held earlier this year. The students also managed to raise over Dh10,000 as part of their crowdfunding campaign on DubaiNEXT.

Explaining the Project Ubuntu, Grade 12 student of GEMS Modern Academy, Anitej Chanda says, “We developed the idea for the project at our school’s incubation centre under the guidance of our teacher, Eriyat Lakshmi Devi, and went on to publish a research paper detailing relevant market analysis and prospects in the International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology.”

Another student involved with the project, Siddharth Singh, says, “We identified that consumers prefer optimal food products due to a lack of price difference between optimal and suboptimal products.

“By leveraging a newly introduced price differential, consumers can save on groceries while maintaining fresh

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