Digit and Devworx together with Intel have just announced the Intel App Innovation Contest 2013. The contest is aimed at skilled developers looking to get exposure with the possibility of winning some really great prizes, which total $100,000. If you’re eager to win one of those hefty cash prizes, then you should read on for all the details.
Start Date: 24th July, 2013
End Date: 04th September, 2013
Demo App Submissions:
Start Date: 18th September, 2013
End Date: 30th October, 2013
What is this contest and what do I have to do?
The Intel App Innovation Contest 2013 is a developer focused contest where the goal is to bring coders together to create new and innovative applications for the Windows 8 platform. Do not confuse this for Windows Phone 8, or Windows 8 RT. This is not even for Windows Store apps. You will be creating touch-enabled Windows Desktop apps. One of the primary reasons for this distinction is that Windows desktop apps can easily be published and downloaded to/from the web, while Windows Store apps need to first be submitted to Microsoft for approval. The apps being developed are to be done so keeping the AIO and Tablet form factors in mind.
Are there any Specific Categories the apps Should Belong to?
Yes. There are two major categories; All-in-One (AiO) and Tablets. Under AiO, the apps must fall under either Entertainment or Gaming categories and for Tablets, under Education, Finance, Healthcare, and Retail.
Am I Eligible?
As long as you are over 18 years of age and a legal citizen of India. You can either enter the contest as an individual or as part of a team. You can also enter app ideas on behalf of your company.
What is the Process of the Contest?
The contest will be conducted in 2 phases. The phase 1 app idea must be submitted in the language natively used on the community developer site in which you entered the contest, Devworx in this case. Intel and Devworx will select the top 125 ideas that will move on to phase 2.
The phase 2 demo app, may be submitted in either English or the language natively used on the community developer site at which you entered the contest. The developers with the top 30 demo apps from phase 2 (5 from each category) will be asked to submit a demo video in English. This is to make sure that the judges, who are from and in different parts of the world, can have access to the nitty gritties of your app.
What are the Prizes?
· Overall grand Prize: $20000 along with PR, IDZ Studio Video, Case Study, Tech Event appearance, IDZ Software Spotlight, IDZ newsletter & social media, IDZ contest page.
· AIO Platform Grand Prize: $10,000 along with IDZ Software Spotlight, IDZ newsletter & social media, AIC contest page.
· Tablet Platform Grand Prize: $10,000 along with IDZ Software Spotlight, IDZ newsletter & social media, AIC contest page.
· App Category Prizes (Total of 6): $10,000 along with IDZ Software Spotlight, IDZ newsletter & social media, AIC contest page.
· Highest Rated App: To be announced during contest
· Most Viewed App: To be announced during contest
· Surprise Prizes: To be announced during contest