Google Announces Africa Android Challenge 2012

Posted In Applications - By robertalai On Friday, December 23rd, 2011 With 0 Comments

Google has announced the 2012 version of the Africa Android Challenge. Google looks to discover the best Android apps developers in Africa. The apps should be able to serve the interest of the local content generators. Participants can also submit lectures related to Android on the Android Platform via the Google University Consortium Program.

The competition will run in two round process, semi-finals and finals, and consists of 2 sections:

  • Android Apps
  • Android Courses

Section I: Android Apps driven by and for local content  (one winner by section) :

  • Education/Reference
  • Games: Arcade/Action
  • Social Networking
  • Lifestyle
  • Productivity/Tools
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Misc

Section II: Android Courses (one winner by section) :

  • Android Business view
    • Business model behind Android
    • Android Ecosystem
    • Type of Android application
    • Content and monetization
    • Android for startup
  • Android platform
    • Android main functionalities
    • Some major features
    • Design patterns that will help programmer
    • Android Workshop
  • During the semi-finals, participants will compete by country as defined by the organizers. The winners from each section and each country graduate to the final round.
  • Winners of Semi-finals will be selected on February 15 and will receive an Android device.  Subsequently, they will have four more weeks to improve their apps and/or courses.
  • At the end of the four weeks they will resubmit their apps and courses for a final review.
  • The finalist from each section will win the coveted prize (an all-expenses-paid-for trip to G| [Country] event or Google University Consortium event in his region.
Timelines
  • December 20, 2011 – Africa Android Challenge announced
  • December 20, 2011 – submission site opens developers submit apps and courses
  • February 15, 2012 – deadline for submitting apps or courses
  • February 29, 2012 – end of first round – judges announce winners
  • March 1st, 2012 – resubmission site opens
  • June 1st, 2012 –  deadline for resubmitting apps or courses
  • June 15, 2012- end of second round – judges announce winners
Visit http://androidchallenge.org/ for more details

About - Robert is an African Tech Blogger, Critic, Net Evangelist, Speaker, Mentor for Young Boys and Girls, Editor @TechMtaa and likes to Provide Sanitary Towels To Poor Women through the DishAPad Initiative