Lift-off for app designer

Teenager Sophie Ebert shows the cash receipt app she designed for use with mobile phones. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d423071
Teenager Sophie Ebert shows the cash receipt app she designed for use with mobile phones. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d423071

Sophie entered a mobile phone app that generates digital receipts to Origin’s the ‘littleBIGidea’ competition.

Users would scan their phone at the shop counter to upload receipts.

Sophie said there would be no loose receipts, while cutting down the use of paper.

‘The idea came about when my family and I went to buy some lunch, and we got this really long receipt,’ she said.

‘I thought that the size of the receipt was such a waste of paper and trees.

‘I then said out loud to my family, wouldn’t it be easier to put the receipt on your mobile phone as everyone has a phone?’

This year, the prize is a trip to NASA’s Cape Kennedy Space Centre.

Sophie said she hoped to learn more about space and experience the trip of a lifetime.

She also hoped people would continue towards a sustainable future.