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. Their intent is to provide a platform for all local developers in the region to be showcased on a larger stage.
One is eligible to participate if you are a developer from one of these countries: Egypt, Kenya, India, South Africa, and Tanzania
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!).
NB: The local contest has different categories
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.
What are the Target Platforms?
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
Total prize money : $20000
First prize : $12000
Second prize : $6000
Third prize : $4000
NB: Tablets & Smartphones worth more than $3000 to be won!