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Google announced The Africa Android Challenge 2012

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Google announced The Africa Android Challenge. The Challenge according to Google is an opportunity to discover the best developers and Android experts on the African continent.

Rules of the competition

The competition is a two round process with semi-finals and finals and consists of the 2 following sections:

  • Android Apps
  • Android Courses

In the first round (semi-finals), participants compete by country as defined by the competition organizers. The winners from each section and each country graduate to the final round.

  • Winners of Semi-finals will be selected on February 15 and will receive an Android device.  Subsequently, they will have four more weeks to improve their apps and/or courses.
  • At the end of the four weeks they will resubmit their apps and courses for a final review.
  • The finalist from each section will win the coveted prize (an all-expenses-paid-for trip to G| [Country] event or Google University Consortium event in his region.

Timeline

  • December 20, 2011 – Africa Android Challenge announced
  • December 20, 2011 – submission site opens developers submit apps and courses
  • February 15, 2012 – deadline for submitting apps or courses
  • February 29, 2012 – end of first round – judges announce winners
  • March 1st, 2012 – resubmission site opens
  • June 1st, 2012 –  deadline for resubmitting apps or courses
  • June 15, 2012- end of second round – judges announce winners

Sections

Attention: open in a new window. Section I: Android Apps driven by and for local content  (one winner by section) :

  • Education/Reference
  • Games: Arcade/Action
  • Social Networking
  • Lifestyle
  • Productivity/Tools
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Misc

Section II: Android Courses (one winner by section) :

  • Android Business view
    • Business model behind Android
    • Android Ecosystem
    • Type of Android application
    • Content and monetization
    • Android for startup
  • Android platform
    • Android main functionalities
    • Some major features
    • Design patterns that will help programmer
    • Android Workshop

For more info http://androidchallenge.org/

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