Friday, September 20, 2013


If you are an App Developer, this is an opportunity for you, especially if you are from any of these countries - Egypt, Kenya, India, South Africa, and Tanzania. The Appstar Challenge is an international contest targeting mobile apps developers from any of the countries mentioned above in which the winner stands to take home the grand prize of USD 12,000.
Participants will be required to develop applications on either Android, Java/ Symbian, Windows Mobile, or IOS Operating systems. The challenges are supposed to provide solutions to existing challenges under the categories of Agriculture, Health, Education, Financial Inclusion, Games and Productivity. The international prizes to be won are three (3) cash prizes and discretionary consolation prizes as set out below:
  • First Prize USD$ 12,000.
  • Second prize USD$ 6,000.
  • Third prize USD $4,000
  • Consolation prizes of Tablets and Smartphone worth approx. $3000 USD.
Selection criteria: All submitted applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Quality: The application submitted should be produced to a high quality, fully functional, with minimal errors and would provide a simple an easy to use user experience.
  • Innovation: The application submitted should be unique and innovative in terms of functionality or purpose and should utilize current device functionality.
  • Local Relevance: The application should be designed to meet local market consumer needs and be relevant to the target demographic.
  • International applicability: The application submitted could be used in other territories with similar consumer needs.
For More Information: click here. To register click here.                                                         Submission Deadline: October 25 2013

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