Telecom service provider Vodafone India has launched its annual developer contest — Vodafone AppStar.
The app initiative is to encourage local adoption of mobile internet by focusing on the developer ecosystem.
The global initiative provides a platform for all mobile app developers — on Blackberry, Android, J2ME, Windows Phone, iOS platforms — to showcase their talent to a larger audience.
The telecom service provider on Monday said the Vodafone AppStar contest invites developers to submit their apps to Vodafone India and be chosen as the best in their category.
Vodafone says the AppStar contest will benefit the developer community and bring to the customers many unique local apps that generally get lost in the open market app stores. These apps will help the customer discover the many uses of mobile internet apart from plain-vanilla internet browsing.
The Vodafone AppStar contest will be held at two levels – India and international. For India specific contest, there are three categories in which one can participate – Best Game, Best Utility, Best Local Language App.
The contest seeks to encourage apps which work in local conditions (like feature phones, local languages, etc). The winners of India round will stand a chance to participate in the international round that will be held in Kenya.
The contest is open for anyone who has the capability to develop a cool app.