Team Guids is back!

“Failures are the stepping-stones for success.”

Team Guids had advanced to the telephonic round of Imagine Cup India 2012 but couldn’t make it to the local finals, scheduled to be held on 25th April 2012, in New Delhi. This was a bit of sad news as the team was totally focussed on winning the local finals and making a big difference in the common man’s life. However, destiny had its own ways. And after a short break, Team Guids is back at what it loves doing. Nawaz Dhandala, chief architect of the project, shares a few words about the team, their principles and what is next.

We’ve got courage to make our dreams come true. We’ve got courage to dream and to make those dreams possible.” are his first words on being enquired how does it feel to be out of the Imagine Cup 2012 race. Elaborating further, he says, “We’ve got courage to bind all of these technologies – Windows Azure, HTML 5, Silverlight into one single project and get that project as a product into the market. Imagine Cup is not about Who’s winning. It’s about how many of us can dream as wildest as we can to change the world and try hard to make them come true“. Heavy words indeed.

We’ve also learnt to convert our ideas into project, Our projects into products and now the next step for us to turn the code We’ve written into a company. Imagine Cup is not THE END for us. It’s the new beginning. We’ll soon be launching Nutri Leaf on the Marketplace after we get the feedback from the Judges.” The next update for Nutri Leaf will be soon live on the marketplace which will actually sport many of the features described at the beginning of this blog.  On the opportunities, Nawaz explains “The learing edge for us is to network with people to make this project possible, to learn how worker role, web and service roles and queues work together to make a solution possible and how to architect an app for the cloud, Its about managing resources we had in the right way to make this project possible.

Going by the conversation, we can say that Team Guids is fired up of confidence in getting their product out in the market and help in making a difference. Thats the SPIRIT, boy!

They might be out of Imagine Cup 2012 but their journey doesn’t stop here. Support Team Guids as they gear up for the next Nutri Leaf update.

Support them in their efforts in contributing towards a healthier tomorrow.


Team Guids advances to next round of Imagine Cup 2012 – India

They started as off a few members. They wanted to do something new in the software field. They had an idea which might just bring in a revolution. More importantly, they believed in themselves. They constitute Team Guids, Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 Participant under the Software Design category which has now advanced to the next round.

Team Guids is working hard on bringing the best from Nutri Leaf onto the Windows Phone platform. For the unknown, Nutri Leaf is a Windows Phone application which acts as the health counsel for the user and advises him/her what to eat and when. The user can review his/her calorie intake, energy chart, find out healthy recipes and suggest some too, locate restaurants in and around, place tips for a particular diet/food item and more. In short, Nutri Leaf dons the second avatar of a health counsel which takes delicate care of the user’s food intake, hence contributing in maintaining the healthy state of the user.

With an aim to not just win Imagine Cup 2012 but also win the hearts of millions through this revolutionary Windows Phone app, Team Guids is working hard day and night to ensure Nutri Leaf comes out in its best form.

As for now, it’s time to congratulate Team Guids for their entry into the next round of the local finals of Imagine Cup 2012 India. But the champagne popping will happen only after the finals.

Support Team Guids as they put together their efforts in helping reduce Obesity and Malnutrition.

Service to humanity is Service to God.

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Team Guids – Targeted for a healthier tomorrow