Goodnews to all Naija software app gurus. MTN Nigeria, in partnership with Co-creation hub, has launched an App Developer Challenge for Nigerian
Developers. Because of the difficulty Nigerian developers face in selling their apps on popular app stores like Google Play Store, MTN is giving them
the opportunity to sell apps to consumers on the MTN app store.
From now until October 24, 2013, MTN is calling on all developers (individuals or teams) to participate in the challenge. Winners will be announced by December 13, 2013.
The submitted apps will be analysed by well qualified judges, among whom are Chika Nwobi, founder and managing partner at L5Labs,
and Emmanuel Oluwatosin, Business Manager for Nokia Life West Africa. Things they would look out for when judging are: originality of concept,
relevance of concept to the market, best user experience and commercial viability.
Developers are expected to submit applications into any of the following entry categories:
1. Entertainment and Lifestyle
5. Health and wellness
6. Special category for student submissions (undergraduates)
The top four apps will then be short-listed from each category based on number of customer downloads.
Once you have submitted your app, send an email with the app(s) name and your developer account name to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may be on your way to win a great prize. Some of the prizes to be won are: Hyundai IX 35, N1million and Samsung S4.
You can visit cp.nexva.com/r/mtn or
mtnonline.com/challenge to apply and/or find more info on the challenge.