Can I submit an idea or does my application need to be complete?
All submissions need to be complete to the point where the judges need to be able to use it and its full capabilities. It doesn’t necessarily have to be published on any app store but it needs to be a complete solution.
How are submissions judged?
There are 2 judging days. Day 1 – the judging panel sit with the apps loaded on devices, “play around” with them and score on the following criteria. Product Is the app a complete solution or does it have a way to go? Is it polished and does it work in a way the user would expect? Does it actually do what it is meant to do, and resolve the needs of the challenges it addresses? Is there a market need for the application? Does it have traction? Creativity Is it a new application or service that has been created? How creative is the approach? Is it contributing towards the improvement of society or business in some new way? Is it commercially, socially, politically or personally appealing, relevant and exciting? Is it freshly entertaining, a new approach to an old problem or a better way to do something more effectively? Usability Is the app easy to use? Is there a clarity, simplicity and intuitive feel of how the app works and what to do next? Sustainability What is the potential of the application and the team of developers behind it? Can the app be taken to the next level? Is there a potential path to revenue with the app? Impact How much impact does the application have? What kind of problem does it solve – a big or small one? What is the level of indispensability and importance of the app? Presentation How well did the team communicate their idea/app? Were they effective in telling their story and did they convey the importance and relevance of the mobile application to society? Intelligence Can the app “think” for itself, forecast and predict the user’s likely future behaviour by analyzing patterns in data inputs? Entries are shortlisted from judging Day 1 to do a 15 minute presentation in front of the judges on Day 2. Then 3 finalists are selected per category where the winner is announced at the main event on 12th October
How do we know if we have progressed to the next round?
After each round of judging, there are call arounds and emails sent to shortlisted entrants
How many phases are there and what this the competition format or breakdown?
There are 2 judging phases and 1 award giving evening.
How do we submit details or screenshots of our app?
You can upload screenshots and images in the submissions page of the website.
What if the app is not published to any site – Can we still submit this app?
Yes, only if we can have remote access to the app for judging days. We will need all login details in order to use the app.