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Mobile app creation contest kicks off

Update: July, 26/2014 - 09:35
Vietnamese developers can submit their complete products and ideas to a contest on developing applications for mobile devices. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

HA NOI (VNS)  — Vietnamese individuals and organisations, inside and outside the country, have been invited to take part in a contest on developing applications for mobile devices.

The Viet Nam Internet Association and Microsoft Corporation in co-operation with TingWorld, a Vietnamese mobile application company, and Xa Hoi Thong Tin (Information Society) magazine have organised the contest, aimed at boosting the development of the Vietnamese mobile market.

In a category for completed products, the board of judges will award VND50 million (nearly US$2,400) for the first prize, VND20 million ($950) for the second and VND10 million (nearly $480) for the third. Meanwhile, the board will give VND15 million ($700), VND10 million and VND5 million ($240) for the top three outstanding ideas, respectively.

Organisers and sponsors will also present awards for exceptional products. Microsoft will give an award worth VND20 million for an app with creative solutions to solve issue in cities of Viet Nam.

Mobogenie, an Android synchronisation software and applications developer, will grant VND20 million for the most downloaded app at the Mobogenie market. The same amount will also be given to the best ideas or products for the community by TingWorld company.

The awards ceremony will be held in HCM City in the beginning of December.

Participants are required to submit their complete products or ideas from August 1 to September 30 to Xa Hoi Thong Tin magazine, 10 Ha Hoi Street in Ha Noi. — VNS

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