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Win $15k in Appcelerator’s Mobile Developer Challenge

This sponsored post is produced by Appcelerator.

Join Appcelerator’s first-ever Mobile Developer Challenge!

They will be awarding over $25,000 in prizes and giving the top two apps the chance to present their app on stage at CODESTRONG 2012 in San Francisco…plus, the top two apps will have the opportunity to pitch their apps to Appcelerator’s “VC Panel” at CODESTRONG!

Top prizes include:

1st Place:

  • $15,000 cash
  • Trip to San Francisco to join Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie on stage to launch their app at CODESTRONG
  • Meeting to pitch your business to Appcelerator’s VC’s

2nd Place:

  • $5,000 cash
  • Trip to San Francisco to join Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie on stage to launch their app at CODESTRONG
  • Meeting to pitch your business to Appcelerator’s VC’s

Box Bonus Prize:

  • $5,000 cash
  • Any app that uses the Box API is eligible to win this prize
  • Award will favor business-oriented apps
  • This prize may be stand-alone ($5k only) or may be added to one of the other cash prizes

Top 10 Apps (10)

  • Nexus 7 Tablet

Dev ChallengeWhat kind of apps are they looking for?
Create an app that will be beautiful, addictive, and useful.  Apps can be built for consumers, businesses, or for social good.  They’ll judge apps on the following criteria:

Depth of Integration with Appcelerator
Does the application take advantage of the unique functionality offered by the Titanium platform? Does it leverage Appcelerator Cloud Services? Is it integrated with modules from the Open Mobile Marketplace?

Utility
Is the application useful to a consumer or businessperson? Does it achieve one of the two objectives of mobile apps (to help people make money or waste time)?

User Experience
Is the application easy to use? Is it appealing? Is it addictive?

Originality of Concept
Is the application unique and innovative? Does it bring new functionality to mobile devices?

Any new mobile application that is developed on Appcelerator Titanium is eligible for the Mobile Developer Challenge. Here are the key dates:

  • Now through September 30th – Form a team (or go it alone!), come up with an idea, and build an app
  • September 30th – Submission deadline (5:00pm PT)
  • October 12th – 10 finalists announced
  • October 23rd – 1st and 2nd place winners launch their app on stage at CODESTRONG 2012
  • October 23rd – 1st and 2nd place winners pitch their app to our “VC Panel”

To help you get started, they’re holding a number of meetups around the world. These are a great place to brainstorm and discuss the feasibility of an idea with our developer relations staff, connect with others who are participating in the Mobile Developer Challange, and learn more about Appcelerator. They will also be holding webinars if you’re unable to attend in person. For a list of events, and to find all of the information that you need about the Mobile Developer Challenge, visit Appcelerator.challengepost.com.

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