Vodafone Appstar registration ongoing

Registration for the upcomingĀ 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 atĀ 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!!).

You are eligible to participate if you are a developer from one of these countries: Egypt, Kenya, India, South Africa, and Tanzania (ReadĀ T&CsĀ for detailed eligibility criteria)

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.

ReadĀ T&CsĀ for detailed eligibility criteria

What are the target Platforms?

Android, J2ME, Windows Phone 8, iOS

While these are the target platforms, do also look into theĀ judging criteria pageĀ to see what is expected from your app.

Local Prizes
Best Overall App : iPad and iPhone 5
Second Prize : iPad
Best Java application : iPhone 5
Best UI/Design : Samsung S4
Most Practical App : Samsung S4
Consolation Prizes : Airtime, Tablets and Smartphone devices
International Prizes
Total prizes : US $20000
First prize : US $12000
Second prize : US $6000
Third prize : US $4000


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