Hans Jørgen Wiberg was 25 years old when he was diagnosed with an illness that would lead to him going blind. Years later, whilst working as a consultant for the Danish Association for the Blind, he had an idea: what if you could connect the blind and partially sighted with a network of sighted volunteers via a live video call? With his eyesight decreasing, Hans turned to Android to develop his app Be My Eyes. The wide reach of the Android operating system meant that he could help the greatest number of blind people, especially in developing countries.
Shocked at seeing perfectly good food thrown away at a restaurant, a group of friends vowed to do something about food waste. Their idea was to create a marketplace for stores to sell their surplus food for a cheaper price. An app seemed like the easiest way for people to get involved. With Android, the development process allowed them to quickly launch their app called Too Good To Go and continue to make improvements to the service as it grows.