Have an app you've developed that you want more people to know about?
Want to win GHC10,000 to support monetizing your app and work?
Want to pit yourself against developers from other countries?
Want to have your app highlighted and featured in an appstore to be accessed by millions of users?
Then participate in the Vodafone Ghana App Star Contest. Deadline is November 21, 2014!
It's a mobile app competition to uncover creative and innovative app developers in Ghana and to offer them an opportunity to compete internationally with other developers. Let me save you the fine print details. Rights to your app remain with you, and you can have your app marketed to millions of Vodafone users. Imagine what getting a 1% conversion on that would mean for your efforts?
The AppStar competition is the latest signal of intent by +Vodafone Ghana to engage the tech community further. They've already organized meetups in various communities in Ghana (including the +Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology & the +mFriday Tech Hub) to engage and promote the competition
RT @VodafoneGhana: Pictures from Vodafone Tech Hub in KNUST #AppStarGH Submit your app today @ http://t.co/aq05pQH9KE pic.twitter.com/0L8yyqXPuD
— Kumasi #bcksi (@Barcampkumasi) October 10, 2014
Team @MESTghana paying attention to the presentation about #appstargh. For more information http://t.co/wbNg4Iifn8 pic.twitter.com/cyFEFc1YUfThis annual contest - first time with +Vodafone Ghana - is categorized into start-up and established developers. There's a fine line when it comes to these groupings in Ghana but it also strikes some healthy conversation about developer demand and experience in Ghana. Winners of the competition in each category in Ghana will be awarded prizes worth GHC10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to India to participate in the global App Star competition on 15th January, 2015. There, these two winners will be matched against winners from South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and India.
— Vodafone Ghana (@VodafoneGhana) October 11, 2014
The overall winners of the Vodafone AppStar competition (established and start-up) will win all-expense paid trips to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a congress which is one of the best places to be for people in the tech community worldwide. The second prize winners will receive USD 5,000 worth of Amazon Shopping vouchers. Other participants at the Global level will receive devices from Vodafone. Here's the real kicker though - all winners will receive free advertisements on Vodafone Group’s app store. That's millions of people accessing your app. Oh, I mentioned this already? It's just that important for you to know.
App developers in Ghana can participate by registering on the Vodafone App Star website – www.vodafoneappstar.com to submit their apps. Sorry for making you read this long before giving you the website. The deadline is this next Friday - November 21, 2014. But don't fret. You have an app built already, submit it. I've not seen an app competition with as much bang for buck and as much value for being open, yet.