Developers changed the world with their mobile apps … and won $15k!

The Appcelerator 2012 Mobile Dev Challenge is your opportunity to win cash, prizes, and a trip to CODESTRONG 2012! Mobile developers from around the world are invited to show off their skills and jumpstart their businesses with over $30,000 in prizes on the line.

Brainstorm your ideas. Form your team. Design and build an amazing, disruptive mobile application. Submit it for the Mobile Dev Challenge and blow us away!

We’ll fly the top two winners to the mobile event of the year – CODESTRONG 2012 – happening on October 21-23 at San Francisco’s Intercontinental Hotel, to launch their app on stage. The stakes are high, but we know you’re up to the challenge!  

We're looking for innovative, disruptive mobile technologies and services. This might be a mobile client for an incredible service with a cloud back end, or an enterprise application with a single codebase, deployed across multiple devices. Both consumer and enterprise apps are welcome.

Start building the buzz for your application today with the #appcelerator hash tag. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

View full rules

How to enter

The first and second place winners will be flown to the CODESTRONG 2012 conference to be announced and receive 5 minutes on the main stage at CODESTRONG 2012 to present their applications to the audience.

To be eligible for selection as a Appcelerator 2012 Developer Challenge Finalist, you must do the following no later than 5:00pm Pacific Time on September 30, 2012.

  • Create an account at Appcelerator.ChallengePost.com or login with an existing ChallengePost account and read the complete challenge rules
  • The name of your app or submission
  • The names of the team members involved in the creation of the project
  • A URL to a demo video (YouTube or Vimeo), featuring your application in action
  • One or more images of your application
  • Your “elevator pitch” for your app or business. Convince us in around 200 words why your app will change the world for the better.

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.

Finalists will be chosen and notified of their selection by October 12th, 2012.

Judges

Jeff Haynie

Jeff Haynie
CEO of Appcelerator

Issac Roth

Issac Roth
PaaS Master of Red Hat

Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh
VP of Platform at Box

Dylan Tweney

Dylan Tweney
Executive Director of VentureBeat

Navin Chaddha

Navin Chaddha
Managing Director of Mayfield Fund

Ryan Floyd

Ryan Floyd
General Partner at Storm Ventures

Tim Guleri

Tim Guleri
Managing Director of Sierra Ventures

John Occhipinti

John Occhipinti
Partner at Relay Ventures

Toshi Otani

Toshi Otani
Managing Director at TransLink Capital

Judging 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?