Registration for the upcoming VODAFONE APPSTAR CHALLENGE TO BE HELD IN KENYA is ongoing. App developers for mobile phones that want to participate in this year’s challenge are required to register at http://vodafoneappstar.com/safaricom/. The below information is available from the registration page:
What is appStar?
appStar is the annual developer contest conducted by Vodafone across several countries in Africa & Asia. appStar 2013 is the latest edition of appStar to bring out all those innovative and cool apps that you always dreamt of developing. Our intent is to provide a platform for all local developers in the region to be showcased on a larger stage.
You made appStar 2012 a great success. That has encouraged us beyond measure to kick start appStar 2013 with a fresh look & richer features. For example, we have introduced an ‘Ideas Contest’ for non-developers to submit their app ideas (not that we block developers from submitting ideas but you know, we hope developers would have already built it!!).
As in 2012, the contest will be two-phased. You will first compete with developers in your country. The top two developers from each country will then compete at an international stage (where you get to present / demo your app to a larger audience). The final winners are announced during the international contest. The international contest location is being worked on (watch this space!).
Who can participate?
Any developer who has the capability to develop a cool app in any of the listed platforms can register and submit the application.
appStar is designed to lower the entry barrier for all range of developers: be it an established company, student, hobbyists, homemakers or a freelancer.
What are the target Platforms?
Android, J2ME, Windows Phone 8, iOS
While these are the target platforms, do also look into the judging criteria page to see what is expected from your app.
|Best Overall App||:||iPad and iPhone 5|
|Best Java application||:||iPhone 5|
|Best UI/Design||:||Samsung S4|
|Most Practical App||:||Samsung S4|
|Consolation Prizes||:||Airtime, Tablets and Smartphone devices|
|Total prizes||:||US $20000|
|First prize||:||US $12000|
|Second prize||:||US $6000|
|Third prize||:||US $4000|