Orange has set out to partner with start-ups in Kenya in a bid to harness their skills and change the game in the scene at the same time change lives of Kenyans both socially and economically using these ideas.
Interested start-ups will be expected to submit their app development ideas for the Orange API AMEA (African, Middle East and Asian Countries) Developer Challenge. Startups from 14 countries including Kenya, Tunisia, Jordan, Mali, Botswana and Guinea Bissau will participate.
They will also compete with start-ups from France who are renowned for unique designs and development of new services for users in their region. However, the telecommunication company will need start-ups that demonstrate the use of existing Orange APIs (SMS, USSD and Operator billing) in the apps’ development.
Orange API challenge
Ten proposals will be shortlisted at the local chapter level that will thereafter be expected to develop their applications for submission to a judging panel by November 1, 2015. The top three applications will win cash prizes: the winner being awarded KSh. 350, 000 and an Orange Klif phone, first runner-up receiving KSh. 100,000 and an Orange Klif phone and the second runner-up receiving KSh. 50,000 as well as an Orange Klif phone.
The winning application from the local chapter will compete against other top applications from the rest of the AMEA region and France, for a chance to win the overall global prize of 10,000 Euros that will be presented in Cairo, Egypt, on November 25, 2015.
Interested developers can log onto www.orangepartner.com/APIchallengeto apply for the challenge.