Ericsson offers huge sum in Android app contest

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This year there will be two categories: one for students and one for small and medium-sized enterprises with fewer than 100 employees. The theme for this year?s competition is ?Apps for City Life?, in support of Ericsson?s vision for a Networked Society in which ? through a combination of mobility, broadband, the cloud, applications and services ? anything and everything is connected. Teams need to develop an application based on the Android platform that addresses the theme. Last year?s winner in the company category was a mobile health-care app developed in Kenya. First prize in the student category, meanwhile, was awarded to a painting and chatting app developed in China. Finally, a medico-social platform that provides access to medical information developed in Egypt won the Technology for Good prize. In all, 143 teams from more than 50 countries took part and a total of 242 ideas, videos and apps were submitted ? twice as many as in the previous year. This year, several prizes will be awarded in each category:

? First place: EUR 25,000 (about P1.3 million)

? Second place: EUR 10,000 (about P537,000)

? Third place: EUR 5,000 (about P268,000)

? Fourth and fifth place: certificates

The contest site can be accessed here.]]>

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