One week left to register for App Star Challenge

APP DEVELOPMENT

-
Image: By BiztechAfrica
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.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE APP DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Safaricom launches 2nd Appwiz challenge

Safaricom has launched the 2nd edition of the Appwiz Challenge, a developer competition designed to help identify and develop successful early stage mobile technology companies. Read More

Ampion Venture Bus to stop in Accra, Ghana

The Ampion Venture Bus, an initiative to boost entrepreneurship in Africa will make a stop in Ghana’s capital Accra during the month of September. Read More

Samsung, Celltick partner on West Africa UI

Samsung Electronics West Africa is launching Celltick’s ‘Start’ based technology across its complete range of android phones via the Samsung Apps Store. Read More

Mobile media revenues to pass $90bn in 2018

IHS forecasts that total revenues from mobile media and advertising will pass $90 billion in 2018, up from $53 billion in 2014.  Read More

App integration commonplace within five years

A new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector has found that the number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018. Read More

Mobile games revenues near $29bn by 2016

A new report from Juniper Research has revealed that by 2016 total revenues from mobile games will reach $28.9 billion – a growth of over 38% on the 2014 figure of $20.9 billion.  Read More

YouthConnekt launches Mobile Apps for Human Development Challenge in Rwanda

Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT and the UNDP, in close collaboration with Motorola Solutions, will power a Mobile App Challenge that will be implemented by YouthConnekt. Read More

MEA2014 urges more apps for basic phones

Mobile East Africa 2014 has ended with a call for East Africa’s mobile app developers to create more solutions suited to basic and feature phones. Read More

Samsung WOW app connects millions to Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Samsung’s WOW (Wireless Olympic Works) is now available; offering a personalised experience, athlete cheering feature and tutorials on all 15 sporting events for Sochi 2014. Read More

Ghana’s MobileContent introduces Greeting Cards App

One of Ghana’s leading mobile value added service (VAS) providers, MobileContent, has released a new electronic greeting cards application. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

Widening ICT skills gap: Cause for concernWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern

Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.

IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.

COMPANY NEWS

How the cloud can power entrepreneurship and urbanisation in Africa

Cloud computing is not only fundamentally changing the way business operates, it is also driving a new wave of job creation opportunities, says SAP Africa.