These INTI Students are fighting Gender Inequality via a Mobile App

January 16, 2018

A group of five students from INTI International College Penang (INTI), studying Bachelor of Science in Computer Science are currently on a mission to fight gender inequality using mobile applications. As a result, they have created TheFriendZone, a problem solving game that brings two players together anonymously, who must then complete a challenge by working together, complementing each other’s skills.


Only when this pair of players successfully complete a challenge are their individual profiles revealed on the scoreboard and they can see their partner’s picture, username, level, etc.

The mobile app was named among the Top 9 apps at #Codethon2017, a learning-intensive hackathon event where amateur and experienced coders, designers and business people came together to develop app prototypes for the theme “Technopreneurship for Gender Equality”.

“Our inspiration first came from a female member of our team who shared her experiences with gender inequality.

Cultural norms have influenced society to view women as incapable of solving technology-related problems and often view it as a joke when they share their opinions. Like the adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, gender inequality issues can’t be solved in a day but takes the hearts of everyone to overcome it,” said Wen Kai Ang, a final year student at INTI’s School of Engineering and Technology.

You can help these students to make it through to the next round!

Head over to and click on TheFriendZone to vote. Voting is open for only four more days, so get your friends to also be a part of this idea and to make this one-of-a-kind mobile application a success.

Good luck team INTI!