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Genband $20,000 developer challenge, Sep. 2012

September 13, 2012 by MobileWebGo

http://genfuzion.genband.com/2012-genfuzion-developer-challenge

This year Polycom has teamed up with GENBAND to provide more APIs and more cash prizes to the top applications submitted. We invite developers from all over the globe to participate in our 2012 GENFuzion Developer Challenge. There is no cost to enter the contest & submit your favorite communications-enabled applications for a chance to win top dollar and have your work shown to the top telecommunications operators and large enterprises around the world. This year our contest categories are:

Climate change mobile app contest; $3000 prize

May 5, 2012 by MobileWebGo

http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/climatechange/greenict/201206/index.html

Press Release
Information on the Green ICT Hackathon and the 2nd Green ICT Application Challenge is available in Spanish here

Call for Concept Papers for 2nd Green ICT Application Challenge

Qualcomm's Augmented Reality Developer Challenge; top prize $125k

October 4, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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Qualcomm Launches Augmented Reality Application Developer Challenge
Developer Competition Offers $200,000 in Prizes For the Best Applications

SAN DIEGO – June 30, 2010 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is challenging the industry’s most creative application developers to show their skills by creating the next generation of mobile applications based on augmented reality. Today, the Company announced its inaugural Augmented Reality Application Developer Challenge, an international competition to spotlight the best applications developed using Qualcomm’s augmented reality platform and software development kit (SDK). Awards totaling $200,000 are up for grabs and will be awarded to individuals or companies demonstrating the most effective, entertaining and functional new application products

Nokia and AT&T's calling all innovators contest has $10 million in prizes

September 28, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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The Money. The Fame. The Apps.

Welcome to the 2010 Calling All Innovators – North America developer contest, presented by Nokia and AT&T. We’re challenging developers to create new applications and games for the new Nokia N8 and future Nokia devices for consumers in the U.S. and Canada. With $10 million in cash, devices, and marketing prizes up for grabs, now is the time for you to take advantage of Ovi Store’s global reach which gives you access to the world’s largest community of app-purchasing mobile consumers.

The Nokia N8 is a powerful Symbian^3 device that is a new platform for innovative developers to create advanced, graphically rich, high performance apps that will delight consumers in the U.S. and Canada. We challenge you to take maximum advantage of the new capabilities in both the N8 hardware and Symbian^3 O/S, to create the next level of apps for the Nokia N8 and Ovi Store.

Contest: Intel provides one million dollars for netbook apps

September 22, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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Million Dollar Development Fund Questions

What does the fund provide?
The Intel AppUpSM developer program Million Dollar Development Fund provides support to developers with the objective of reducing barrier to entry for new application development and accelerating time to market.

Who is eligible for the Intel AppUpSM developer program “Million Dollar Development Fund”?
The development fund is available to individual and student developers as well as small, medium and large software companies who submit applications.

What is Intel AppUpSM developer program Accelerator 2010?
Intel AppUpSM developer program Accelerator 2010 is a component of the Million Dollar Development Fund. Under this program, Intel will provide funding to software developers and companies looking to speed time to market for applications that bring new user experiences to netbook consumers.

Why is Intel launching Accelerator 2010?
The netbook has become one of the most popular consumer devices in the market today, but its true potential has been limited by applications that are not optimized for its mobility and smaller screen size. Through Intel AppUpSM developer program Accelerator 2010, we are looking for breakthrough applications that demonstrate new user experiences designed for Intel® Atom™ processor-based netbooks, show potential for significant growth and broad consumer appeal.

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Can software developers or companies apply for funding for multiple applications?
You may submit the form for funding more than one application. However, each submission must be substantially unique to qualify for funding.

What will be the typical amount of funding?
For approved applications, funding under Intel AppUpSM developer program Accelerator 2010 will depend on the scope of work and description of the application submitted on the form and will vary between $10,000 and $25,000. Please make sure you provide adequate detail on why your application should be selected for this fund

What are the criteria being considered to approve funding for apps?
We are looking for innovative applications that will bring out new user experiences, show potential for growth and have a broad consumer appeal.

What is the timeline? When will a company know if funding has been approved?
Most submissions for Intel AppUpSM developer program Accelerator 2010 will hear from us within 3 weeks. If you have not heard from us in 3 weeks, write to appdeveloper@intel.com.

$10,000 to $25,000 awarded per application

Paypal Developer Challenge

September 21, 2010 by MobileWebGo

https://www.x.com/community/ppx/devchallenge

$150,000 in prizes

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http://venturebeat.com/2010/06/17/paypal-x-developer-challenge/

Following the launch of its developer platform last July, PayPal held its first developer conference and announced the developer challenge.

That contest received hundreds of applicants, and the winners were Rentalic, a marketplace where people can rent out anything they own, and Appbackr, where developers can sell their iPhone apps to wholesale buyers. Those winners were announced this spring at the DEMO conference co-produced at VentureBeat, where PayPal said that it is creating an accelerator program for startups.

This year, like last year, the winner of the grand prize will receive a $50,000 payment and up to $50,000 in waived PayPal fees.

Contest: best mobile app idea for children's learning, affiliated with Sesame Street

September 14, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop - Advancing children's learning in a digital age

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Key Tags: innovation, prize, competition, Mattel, Skild, literacy, mobile, The Electric Company

The goals of the Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation are to identify, inspire, nurture, and scale breakthrough ideas in children's digital media and learning. The program will annually award cash prizes and provide ongoing business planning support and mentorship to a new generation of children's media entrepreneurs and visionaries.
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This year, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop challenged innovators nationwide to submit applications in the following prize categories:

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Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning
In 2010, applicants were invited to submit projects that push the current boundaries of mobile learning. The winner received $50,000 to put towards development of their project, as well as other supports that will help scale the project.
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Breakthroughs in Literacy Learning: Innovate with The Electric Company
In 2010, applicants were invited to submit ideas for a digital media experience that will promote literacy learning among struggling readers using Sesame Workshop's revival of the iconic literacy show, The Electric Company. The winner received $10,000 and the opportunity to work with Sesame Workshop to turn their idea into a possible product that could reach children and families nationwide.
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Contest: Twilio holds weekly contest

September 14, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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Put Those API Improvements to Good Use

Whether you're already built something that uses Twilio, or you've just discovered our simple and powerful API for voice-enabling your applications, we hope you'll enter our developer contest to win an awesome prize and $200 in Twilio credit - we're running a new contest every week!

Our contest is as simple as Twilio itself, every Monday we announce a "theme" to help guide your ideas for what to build and you have one week to build and submit your project. On the following Monday we announce the winner and send them a Netbook, and any oth

Contest: GE awarding 200 million dollars in eco contest

September 14, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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About the Challenge
Welcome to the GE Ecomagination Challenge, a $200 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students share their best ideas on how to build the next-generation power grid – and just might get funded.

We’ve teamed up with some of the best-known venture capital firms, including Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, KPCB and Rockport Capital, to help back the most promising ideas.

Will you join us? Please enter the challenge, submit your ideas, vote for the most promising teams and help us change the way the world uses energy in powerful new ways. Who knows? One of the ideas selected could be yours.
There are three categories for submission:
Challenge 1: Create - Renewable Energy
Renewable energy holds extraordinary potential for helping us create the energy to meet our growing needs. But many forms of renewable energy are highly variable in their output. This is where a more intelligent grid comes in, integrating and managing renewable energy sources.

At GE, we’re developing technologies that protect the quality of power, compensating for voltage fluctuations and managing output intermittency. We want to provide utilities with better information about energy production, transmission, consumption and energy system health to help them protect equipment and ensure safe, reliable power.

Making the best use of the energy created by renewable resources is critical to a reliable supply of affordable energy. What kinds of technologies or processes do you think will maximize the penetration of renewables into the grid?

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Challenge 2: Connect - Grid Efficiency
The U.S. should have the most efficient grid in the world. But we don’t. Our grid wastes energy at every point during every day. The solution is to connect advanced power generation to a more intelligent and more efficient grid -- that then connects with consumers.

GE is looking at different grid technologies that help lower delivery losses and those that anticipate and monitor demand. Reducing losses frees up grid capacity, reduces the need for infrastructure capital expenditure, and protects consumers from steep rate increases. Reducing voltage eliminates the over-delivery of energy, so customers are not paying for unused energy.

In terms of technology, processes and policy, what do you think are the best means to help us realize greater gains in grid efficiency and outage management?

Learn More
Challenge 3: Use - EcoHomes/EcoBuildings
Energy consumption is growing so quickly that it’s creating an imbalance between demand and supply. This mismatch short-circuits power production and distribution, leading to higher energy costs for consumers and businesses. We need to change how, and when, we use energy.

We’re looking at many promising technologies to help power companies and their customers share information and manage their energy use better.

At GE, we are already working on a wide range of promising technologies, including smart meters and appliances that let consumers’ appliances “talk” to their power utility; wireless AMI; home area networks; renewable integration tools; demand response systems; home energy use monitoring; time-of-use pricing; plug-in hybrid electric vehicle integration; and neighborhood micro grids.

What new technologies, processes or business models can help consumers use energy more wisely and improve our energy balance?

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About the Challenge Welcome to the GE Ecomagination Challenge, a $200 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students share their best ideas on how to build the next-generation power grid – and just might get funded. We’ve teamed up with some of the best-known venture capital firms, including Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, KPCB and Rockport Capital, to help back the most promising ideas. Will you join us? Please enter the challenge, submit your ideas, vote for the most promising teams and help us change the way the world uses energy in powerful new ways. Who knows? One of the ideas selected could be yours. There are three categories for submission: Challenge 1: Create - Renewable Energy Renewable energy holds extraordinary potential for helping us create the energy to meet our growing needs. But many forms of renewable energy are highly variable in their output. This is where a more intelligent grid comes in, integrating and managing renewable energy sources. At GE, we’re developing technologies that protect the quality of power, compensating for voltage fluctuations and managing output intermittency. We want to provide utilities with better information about energy production, transmission, consumption and energy system health to help them protect equipment and ensure safe, reliable power. Making the best use of the energy created by renewable resources is critical to a reliable supply of affordable energy. What kinds of technologies or processes do you think will maximize the penetration of renewables into the grid? Learn More Challenge 2: Connect - Grid Efficiency The U.S. should have the most efficient grid in the world. But we don’t. Our grid wastes energy at every point during every day. The solution is to connect advanced power generation to a more intelligent and more efficient grid -- that then connects with consumers. GE is looking at different grid technologies that help lower delivery losses and those that anticipate and monitor demand. Reducing losses frees up grid capacity, reduces the need for infrastructure capital expenditure, and protects consumers from steep rate increases. Reducing voltage eliminates the over-delivery of energy, so customers are not paying for unused energy. In terms of technology, processes and policy, what do you think are the best means to help us realize greater gains in grid efficiency and outage management? Learn More Challenge 3: Use - EcoHomes/EcoBuildings Energy consumption is growing so quickly that it’s creating an imbalance between demand and supply. This mismatch short-circuits power production and distribution, leading to higher energy costs for consumers and businesses. We need to change how, and when, we use energy. We’re looking at many promising technologies to help power companies and their customers share information and manage their energy use better. At GE, we are already working on a wide range of promising technologies, including smart meters and appliances that let consumers’ appliances “talk” to their power utility; wireless AMI; home area networks; renewable integration tools; demand response systems; home energy use monitoring; time-of-use pricing; plug-in hybrid electric vehicle integration; and neighborhood micro grids. What new technologies, processes or business models can help consumers use energy more wisely and improve our energy balance?

Although this contest is not mobile specific, there certainly apps that can reduce energy use or otherwise help preserve the environment.

In addition, the large amount being awarded means it should be on the MobileWebGo list of contests.

Mobile app developer contests -- up to ten million dollars in prizes

September 14, 2010 by MobileWebGo

On this page we will start compiling a list of the various contests for mobile web developers. Please feel free to add a comment below about these or other contests.

* Nokia and AT&T Calling all innovators contest
10 million dollars in prizes
http://www.mobilewebgo.com/nokia-and-atts-calling-all-innovators-contest...

* Qualcomm's Augmented Reality Developer Challenge
top prize is $125,000
http://www.mobilewebgo.com/qualcomms-augmented-reality-developer-challen...

* GE eco-contest
200 million dollars in prizes