The firm, working in partnership with Tecno, an Android smartphone manufacturer, said the deadline for developers to apply to the challenge have until 31st of January, 2014 to submit their apps. The two firms aim to use the challenge to identify talent, and potential future partners and employees.
According to Eric Mutuku, Zalego founder,“I believe we have a lot of creative and innovative developers who have amazing solutions for different industry verticals. I urge developers to not keep these creative applications in their laptops but to let the world know about their solutions. I am calling on all mobile application developers to participate in this challenges it’s one of the best ways for potential investors and strategic partners to know you exist. For those who will not make it for this 2013 challenge, we have the 2014 challenge on the way”
The challenge was announced in July 31, 2013, and several developers have already submitted their apps. Winning apps will be announced and awarded on 31st May, 2014 and the top app will take home KSh. 300,000, while the first runners up KSh. 200,000 and the second runners up KSh. 150,000. All winners will take home a Tecno smartphone.
App submissions made as a team will have to select a team representative, who if the team wins, will be responsible with receiving the prize and ensuring distribution of the same to all team members. Team members must also agree on a mode of payment.
Apps can be submitted to [email protected] for further directives. If a team or a developer has more than one app, he or she can submit them in separate emails.
(1) App Challenge announced on 2013 July 31
(2) Submit deadline: 2014 Jan 31
(3) Award: 2014 May 31
1. Platinum Kshs 300,000+ 1 Tecno smart phone
2. Gold Kshs 200,000+ 1 Tecno smart phone
3. Silver Kshs 150,000+ 1 Tecno smart phone