While the Official Rules outline the complete details of this promotion, your question may already be answered below. Review our frequently asked questions, or scroll down to submit your own question.

When is my last chance to enter a category App entry?

Contest starts Wednesday, August 1st and ends on Sunday, September 30th.


How many winners are there?

There will be Top Ten winners, each who will receive a Nexus 7. A first and second place winner will be chosen from that group, and will receive cash prizes.


How many apps may I enter?

As many apps as you would like … so start coding!


Do I have to register each time I submit an Application?

No, you may use the same ChallengePost account for all submissions.


Who are the Judges for this contest?

The judges are:

  • Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator
  • Issac Roth, PaaS Master of Red Hat

How will entries be judged?

At the end of the entry period, all eligible Entries will be judged by application category based on the following equally weighted 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?

What are the prizes by category?

First Place includes:

  • $15,000 cash prize
  • All expenses paid trip to CODESTRONG
  • Launch application on stage
  • Nexus 7 Tablet

Second Place includes:

  • $5,000 cash prize
  • All expenses paid trip to CODESTRONG
  • Launch application on stage
  • Nexus 7 Tablet

Box Bonus includes:

  • $5,000 cash prize (Award will favor business-oriented apps.)

The Top Ten Apps will also receive Nexus 7 Tablets.


What kind of platforms can I develop on?

Applications must be developed on the Appcelerator Titanium Platform. Titanium may be downloaded for free at www.appcelerator.com


Do I still own the rights to my application?

Yes, the application and code that you create is your property. If you need more information, please refer to the Official Rules.


How can I get Free Red Hat OpenShift Hosting?

Red Hat's OpenShift is offering FREE hosting for Mobile Developer Challenge participants. A simple sign up gets you 1.5 GB memory and 3 GB of storage. Plus it's easy to deploy to the cloud with the OpenShift Module for Titanium Studio, download it here.

More questions about the contest?

Email us at devchallenge@appcelerator.com