One week left to register for App Star Challenge

Budding app developers have a week left to register for Vodacom's talent search for innovative apps, which has gone international with the addition of countries such as Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Qatar and Tanzania.

Developers not only have an opportunity to design and showcase their apps in South Africa, they now have an opportunity to participate in the international Vodafone App Star Challenge which provides an opportunity to increase exposure of their apps by commercialising them to millions of customers globally.

The competition has two segments - the local and the international challenge. In the local challenge, the top three finalists will be rewarded for developing innovative apps. The top two finalists will also get an opportunity to compete against international participants from competing countries.  Winners of the international challenge will be eligible for USD25 000, USD15 000 and USD10 000 cash prizes for the first, second and third prizes respectively; and the fourth and fifth prize winners will receive USD2 000 each.

"In the 2011 Vodacom App Star Challenge, we saw some highly innovative apps come to the fore. This year we're hoping that innovation will be switched a notch higher and that it will also feature a variety of unique apps that may contribute towards helping South Africa in addressing its socio-economic challenges," said Prins Mhlanga, Managing Executive of Digital Media at Vodacom.

For more information and to register for this competition, developers can visit http://www.vodafoneappstar.com/. Registration will close on 26 October 2012.

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