November 22, 2019
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Tyler Technologies announces 2019 Maine App Challenge winners, awarding $10,000 in scholarships

Community Author: Jennifer Kepler
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YARMOUTH  – Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced that three tech-savvy high school students from across Maine were recently selected as winners of the 2019 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students to develop a mobile application and create a video to showcase their design.

The winners received scholarships totaling $10,000, which were presented at an awards ceremony held at Tyler’s Yarmouth on June 15.

This year’s winners are:

— First place: Michael Guertler of Yarmouth High School created “TIMR”, a camera app that relies on voice commands to take pictures. After being disappointed with his smartphone’s inability to take pictures using voice commands, Michael developed the app to take photos with a quick audio instruction. Michael is a returning winner from the 2018 Maine App Challenge.

— Second place: Avery Gosselin of the Maine Central Institute (MCI) developed “The Room of Requirement” app. MCI has a room of requirement that houses donated goods that are intended to be distributed to people in need. With Avery’s app, MCI students can conveniently request items from the room while maintaining privacy.

— Third place: Aidan Blum Levine of Deering High School created “Winditions,” an app where Mainers can check on and report trail conditions. Aiden has created flyers and posted them at various trails around Portland to promote the app, which currently has more than 300 posts.

“We are excited to catch a glimpse of Maine’s future through these innovative student designs,” said Chris Hepburn, president of Tyler’s ERP & Schools Division. “The Maine App Challenge continues to encourage today’s high school students and introduce them to a future in technology, and we’re proud to support their continued education through scholarships.”

For the second year, Tyler also awarded a $500 check to the Maine high school with the most teams or individuals submitting an eligible entry. This year’s winner is Biddeford Regional Center of Technology in Biddeford.

The Maine App Challenge was developed in partnership with Educate Maine’s Project>Login to encourage the next generation of professionals to pursue future careers in STEM-related disciplines. These three students successfully designed, developed and presented functional mobile applications, and were rewarded with college scholarships totaling $10,000 in 529 college savings plans.

For more information about the Maine App Challenge, please contact MACT@tylertech.com.

About Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is the largest and most established provider of integrated software and technology services focused on the public sector. Tyler’s end-to-end solutions empower local, state and federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler’s solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 21,000 successful installations across 10,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and other international locations. A financially strong company, Tyler has achieved double-digit revenue growth every quarter since 2012. It was also named to Forbes’ “Best Midsize Employers” list in 2018 and recognized twice on its “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com.