Posted by: Administrator | November 29, 2011

EAA 2012: African developers are given a global stage

  • Ericsson and Sony Ericsson partner to run competition for application developers in East  Africa
  • Local developers are invited to submit innovative ideas and mobile applications
  • Application entries will be automatically registered for the global competition with a chance to win a €15,000 cash prize.

Ericsson in partnership with Sony Ericsson has announced to run a regional competition for application developers on the Android platform. The competition titled ‘Apps for Africa’ is to run under the aegis of the 2012 Ericsson Application Awards (EAA 2012) – an ongoing annual competition for application developers worldwide organized by Ericsson Research.

‘Apps for Africa’ is designed to promote the development of innovative ideas and mobile applications from a variety of environments and situations peculiar to the region. These are expected to enable new opportunities for people to collaborate, innovate, learn, care and participate in more efficient ways that positively impact our environment.

Members of the winning teams in each region will each receive a Sony Ericsson Xperia phone, while teams in second place will receive Business Experience Packs (incl. Sony Ericsson MW600, office pro, McAfee, and a micro USB cable).

The competition is open to students and to small and medium sized enterprises in the following countries – Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda

Interested developers in are required to register teams of two to four people online at  http://www.ericssonapplicationawards.com/apps-africa-east before February 01, 2012 and submit either a video of idea or an Android based application that addresses the theme and makes use of at least one Ericsson Labs API (e.g. Mobile Location or Text To Speech) before February 28th, 2012.

The competition will be rolled-out across Sub Saharan Africa in November.  All application submissions will be automatically entered into the global competition – EAA 2012 – ‘Apps for the Networked Society’, for the chance to win a €15,000 cash prize.

More information About EAA 2012 – Apps for the Networked Society

The EAA 2012 awards themed ‘Apps for the Networked Society’, will run till May 2012, the competition provides a unique opportunity for developers to gain exposure within the telecommunications world and a chance to reach out to customers via Ericsson’s distribution channels in addition to the opportunity to win the latest top of the range Sony Ericsson phones and €15,000 in prize money.

More information on the Ericsson Application Awards: www.ericssonapplicationawards.com

Guest Blog from one of the 2011 winners: http://ericssonapplicationawards.com/team/blog/guest-bloggers-eaa2011-winners-team-hipsnip

News release announcing 2011 years winners: http://www.ericsson.com/news/110622_app_awards_244188810_c

Interviews on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPEaD8sd3Pg

What’s in my kitchen application demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g1xYGmpDrQ&feature=youtu.be

Our multimedia content is available at the broadcast room: www.ericsson.com/broadcast_room

 

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