U-M Mobile Apps Challenge
What is the Mobile Apps Challenge?
Since 2010, Apple, Inc., Computer Science and Engineering, Google, Information and Technology Services, and Technology Transfer have sponsored a Mobile Apps Challenge. The challenge is for interested U-M students, faculty and staff to submit a mobile application that is reviewed by a panel of judges and up to $1,500 in prizes are typically awarded to winners! The following is a list of the past challenge winners:
The Spring 2013 Challenge is underway. Rules for the competition are indicated below.
Current U-M students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate, including temporary employees. Teams comprised of eligible members are encouraged, although only one person per team may submit the application.
Win a laptop, mobile device or other cool prizes — up to $1,500 in prizes will be awarded to the grand prize winner!
Your entry needs to include a 3-minute max video that demonstrates a working prototype of your app. Your app does not have to be ready for release. The video should showcase how the main functionality works, with an emphasis on its creativity, usability and utility.
You may submit as many apps as you choose for iOS (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch), Android, Windows Phone 7 or other mobile Web apps. A panel of experts from U-M, Apple and Google will judge your app based on creativity, usability and utility. Suggested categories for apps are:
- Health, Fitness, Medical
- Social, Lifestyle
- Entertainment, News
- Productivity, Tools
- Travel, Local
- Education, Reference
- Music, Audio
Please contact the U-M Mobile Challenge group.
Apple, Inc., Computer Science and Engineering, Google, Information and Technology Services, and Technology Transfer