16-year-old student won the Kiwi Student Challenge with the application Sport Travel Agency

John, a fan of Arsenal, wants to visit the live match of Arsenal in Barcelona. He doesn’t want to go throw websites with buying tickets, he wants just to say: “I am going to match Arsenal vs. Barcelona.”

Matěj Krček (left) and Ladislav Vašek (right) in Kiwi.com

Matěj Krček, 16-year-old student of Gymnasium Videnska in Brno, won the Kiwi Student Challenge. He is interested in modern technology, programming, business and marketing. His big hobby is creating applications for Google Assistant, Facebook Chatbots, JavaScript, Node.js and robotic process automation.

What is Sport Travel Agency?

Sport Travel Agency is a voice application for Google Assistant mainly for sports fans. They want to go to watch their favorite team without exploring the city. They don’t want to stay for a long time there. Sport Travel Agency finds them the best travel connection directly to the match.

What will you do with the air ticket vouchers that you won?

I would love to visit the USA or Australia, but also some European cities.

How did you know about the Challenge?

I attended the Voice Hackathon in Kiwi, where I was designing my first app on Google Assistant. In the end, someone mentioned this Challenge and it seemed very interesting. And I started to program the app.

How did you find the idea of this app?

I started to develop the Google Assistant apps from the Voice Hackathon, so I knew that I will use the Google Assistant. There was a Wimbledon tennis match on TV when I got an idea about the application for sports fans who want to see the match live.

And how does your app work?

When you state the departure and arrival destination, the app converts the name to city code using Kiwi Tequila. For example, from Prague to PRQ. When everything gets prepared, it starts searching for the flight using API. After that, it reads all important data from API e.g. local arrival time.

Do you want to continue developing this app?

Yes. I am working on the website, where you just write the match you would like to see, and you will get the best travel connection. And I`ve just registered on Kickstarter, so everybody who likes this project can support me. I will really appreciate it.

Where can we try it?

The app is currently available on Google Assistant & Google Home devices. Just say: “Hey Google, talk to Sport Travel Agency” or scan QR code. Hope you will like it!

QR code: Sport Travel Agency

Student & Developer, Event Organizer, Technology enthusiast

Student & Developer, Event Organizer, Technology enthusiast