MTNApp Developer Challenge 2013

Deadline: October 24, 2013

Are you a developer? Enter the MTNApp Developer Challenge for direct access to over 51+ million users. MTN Nigeria, in partnership with Co-creation Hub, launched an App Developer Challenge, a competition designed to empower Nigerian developers and tech entrepreneurs to build locally appealing and relevant apps for the millions of customers who rely on MTN for their daily lives.

Developers will be expected to submit applications into any of the following categories:

  • Entertainment and Lifestyle
  • Productivity
  • Games
  • Education
  • Health and wellness
  • Special category for student submissions (undergraduates)

The competition will run across the following platforms: Android, Blackberry, Java ME, Windows Phone (up to 7).

Grand prize:

  • Hyundai iX35,
  • N1 million,
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • 6 months free app promotion on the MTN Nextapps store

Other prizes:

The top app in each of the 6 categories will get:

  • N1 million
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • 6 months free app promotion on the MTN Nextapps store.

Shortlisting Criteria

Top 4 Apps will be shortlisted from each category based on number of customer downloads and judged based on the criteria listed below.

One ‘wild card’ app will also be selected from each category by the judges (Judges’ wild card).

Judging Criteria

  • Originality of concept
  • Relevance of concept to the market
  • Best user experience
  • Commercial viability

Competition Timeline

Phase I runs from July 24 – October 24 2013, where app developers are expected to build and submit their apps to the MTN NextApps store.

Phase II runs from October 24 – November 24 2013 where apps will compete for downloads to qualify for the initial draw. Developers are expected to promote their apps alongside MTN.

For more information, click here.

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