Vodacom contest for Tanzanian mobile applications developers

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Application developers in Tanzania are set to enjoy a new opportunity to showcase their talent courtesy  of Vodacom Tanzania’s new initiative dubbed the AppStar Challenge.

The  participants are encouraged to develop applications in various categories which include; games, social health, entertainment and mobile for good, leading to prize money of USD 2,000 for winners in each category. Thereafter, the contestant presenting the best application of all the winners will be granted an opportunity to join the international contest.

Winners of the contest that allows multiple entries will be  guaranteed entry into the international contest where the top five winners from all participating countries will be sponsored to an elaborate award event in South Africa later in November this year. Countries participating in the contest include; Egypt, Lesotho, Tanzania, South Africa and Qatar.

The first phase is a local contest and developers are expected to register for the competition by the 7th of September 2012. They will have until the 21st of September 2012 to develop and publish their completed app to the Vodacom App Store

The final grand prize is  USD 20,000.  To learn more go to http://vodacomappstar.com/

 

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Kennedy Kachwanya
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