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APPSUP - Global Contest for App Developers

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APPSUP - Global Contest for App Developers

Nowadays, there is an app for everything. Computer programming skills are in high demand in all sectors of the economy. To bring together the best developers from around the world and to help them showcase their skills on a global platform, Huawei, the world’s leading technology company, invites computer programmers to take part in the AppsUp: Huawei Mobile Services application contest. SWPS University is a media partner of the event.

Contest submission deadline: August 30, 2020.

Jun. 30-Aug.30, 2020
24h/day
online

About the AppsUp Contest

The annual AppsUp contest will see entrants put their skills to the test on a global stage, using the full suite of tools and resources available through Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and HMS Core to create and develop innovative apps which enable users to navigate everyday life more easily. Five regional events will be held in China, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa, with the final event being livestreamed online in September.

The contest offers talented developers the chance to win cash prizes of up to $20,000 USD, with a total prize fund of $1 million USD available. In addition to cash rewards, finalists will also have their app promoted on the HUAWEI AppGallery, with it being accessible to hundreds of millions of device users from more than 170 countries.

Successful contestants will also benefit from Huawei promotion resources on the HUAWEI AppGallery, future investment opportunities, exclusive access to Huawei Developer events, courses and certifications, as well as receiving the latest HUAWEI P40 Pro. Special prizes are also granted for certain categories, including Outstanding Game and Outstanding Innovation.

HMS Core, the collection of Huawei Developer kits and services, currently supports more than 1.4 million registered developers, and 60,000 apps worldwide. These kits work together seamlessly to ensure that Huawei devices provide an exceptional user experience, right out of the box. Apps created for the contest should aim to empower smarter living, in order to create an improved all-scenario, digital lifestyle for Huawei device users.

This year, the submitted applications will be assessed by seven jurors, experts in the field of computer science and technology, including two judges from Poland: Michał Tajchert, creator of the Kanarek app for monitoring air quality, and Konrad Maj, Ph.D, Head of the HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovations at SWPS University.

For the purpose of the contest, Huawei has partnered with numerous universities around the world, including Polish higher education institutions such as Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJATK), the Kozminski Univeristy, SWPS University, the Silesian University of Technology, as well as the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw.

IMPORTANT DATES

Contest sign up period: June 30 – August 30, 2020
Deadline for app submissions: August 30, 2020
Contest judging period: August 31- September 20 2020
Public voting period: September 21 – October 4 2020
Contest finals event: October 2020, dates to be announced

 

How to enter

To enter, participants must register for the contest via the official website between June 30 and August 30, 2020. Participants can sign up either as an individual or as a team of up to three members.

All apps must be developed using selected HMS Core capabilities and submitted for review through the contest webpage before 18:00 (UTC+8) on August 30, 2020. The judging panel, comprising industry experts and Huawei heavyweights, will then score each entry based on its functionality, innovation, commercial value and practicality.

From there, the top 20 shortlisted apps from each region will be made available for public voting through the contest webpage and HUAWEI AppGallery. The most popular entries will receive additional scores at the finals event.

In October the finalists will showcase their apps to the expert judging panel in order to compete for the top prize during the final ceremony which will be announced in due course.

More information on the AppsUp contest »

PRIZES

Outstanding App (x5 winners for each region): $15,000 USD cash prize
Outstanding Game (x3 winners for each region): $15,000 USD cash prize
Honourable Award (x12 winners for each region): $2,500 USD cash prize
Best Social Impact App: (*3 winners for each region): $5000 USD cash prize
Most popular App (*1 winner for each region): $5000 USD cash prize

 

About Huawei Developers

Huawei Developers, part of Huawei Mobile Services, provides a one-stop operation support to developers across the entire development cycle of apps and services; helping developers to turn ideas into reality with the full suite of development capabilities available through HMS Core, HUAWEI HiAI and HUAWEI AR.

With 1.4+ million developers worldwide already, the ambition for Huawei Developers is to connect with more overseas developers to build an open, innovative and mutually beneficial ecosystem.

Apps created through Huawei Developers appear on HUAWEI AppGallery, Huawei’s official app distribution platform and the world's first app market to implement a developer identity verification system. It also features a four-layer detection system to ensure app security and leverages proprietary algorithms to enable useful content recommendations.

About Huawei Mobile Services

Huawei Mobile Services is part of Huawei Consumer Business Group which aims to provide a complete mobile experience to Huawei and Honor device users. Services include Mobile Cloud, HUAWEI AppGallery, Music, Video, Themes, Assistant and more. Huawei Mobile Services covers 650 million users in over 170 countries, enabling smart living for every Huawei device user.

About HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovation at SWPS University

HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovation is a place where representatives of the business community, local government and NGOs can meet with scientists and students to work on common projects. It is a place, where science meets practical and effective implementation. The Center’s interdisciplinary team offers a variety of practical experience and research approaches. More information »