Deadline looms for app development challenge

Deadline looms for app development challenge

By Stuart Richardson

March 22nd 2010 at 3:55PM

Two weeks remain for Vodafoneâ??s App Star competition

The Vodafone App Star competition remains open to entrants until March 31.

Any international studio can enter, submitting their work into one of eight market catagories; the UK, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal or Spain. 

First round winners will each receive €25,000. For the final, all eight first round winning entries will be put to the public vote. The app with the highest number of public votes will win an additional €75,000, with the second place app receiving €25,000.

Amoung recent entries, easycar has entered an app allowing users to search and book a hire car. Dutch developers Tribe of Noise has submitted The GigMap, a free service for musicians and music venues to keep their fans up-to-date about latest concerts. 

Vodafone director of content services Lee Epting said that he was impressed by the quality of apps being entered.

“We’re still seeing some great entrants as developers across Europe continue to share their apps with us right up to the deadline. It’s been particularly great to see so many local apps being created for specific markets,” he said.

“Clearly there is a lot of talent out there among the international developer community – we want to showcase these great ideas and properly reward the very best players for their innovation and vision.”