Ericsson Android Application Awards 2011
Ericsson Application Awards 2011 –
An opportunity for developers to gain exposure within the telecom world, a chance to reach out to customers via Ericsson distribution channels and a chance to win €15,000 in prize money.
Who can join the competition
The competition is global and open to both students and small/medium sized enterprises (< 100 employees). There are two categories: one for students and one for companies. For more details see Rules and Terms & Conditions.
Develop an application based on the Android platform (Web or Native) that addresses the theme “Connected Things” and makes use of at least one Ericsson Labs API or make use of the Mobile broadband module devloper kit.
The awards for each category (Students and Companies) are as follows:
1st place: €15 000 and phones from Sony Ericsson
2nd place: €10 000 and phones from Sony Ericsson
3rd place: €5 000
4th and 5th place: Honorary Diplomas
The prize money will be shared equally among the registered team members. The winning teams will be contacted to ensure payment of prize. Winners will be announced at www.ericssonapplicationawards.com
November 15 – Stage 1, Best Team presentation and slogan
December 10 – Stage 2, Most promising business opportunity
January 24 – Stage 3, Most innovative solution proposal
February 28 – Last date for Team registration and submission of Demo-video
March 31 – Last date for submission of application
April 14 – Announcing Student and Company category semi-finalists (top 5)
April 14 – Start of evaluation process & Beta-test
May 28 – Announce finalist teams (top 2)
The winning team of each stage (Stage 1-3) will be awarded with mobile phones. Details about the Stages will be posted here.
The 1st and 2nd place winners from each category will be awarded at the Ericsson Application Awards ceremony in June 2011
The top 5 entries from each category will evaluated both by a jury (panel of experts) and by end-users globally. End-users globally will review the submitted demo-videos and evaluate the submitted applications.
The submitted applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Application based on at least one Ericsson Labs API or Mobile Broadband Developer Kit
- Addresses the theme “Connected Things”
- Working application prototype
- Innovative solution
- Business potential
Step1 – Your idea and Team setup
Gather your friends and create a group of 2-4 persons.
Start brainstorming and create an idea that addresses the theme “Connected Things”.
Step 2 – Register
Create an Ericsson Developer Account and add user credentials by clicking Register. Each team member must create their own user account.
Step 3 – Log in to your user account
Click on “My account” and check your Ericsson Developer Account credentials
Step 4 – Team Registration (Team Signup)
The team manager enters details about the team and the idea.
Click Team Signup and fill in the form:
- Team name
- Add team members
- Team contact person (Team manager)
- Details about your company or your university
- Brief description of your team and idea
Note! They will process your Team Signup manually after your submission. Your Team will be available for the team members after approval.
Step 5 – Code and have fun!
Registered Teams can compete for the competition stages!
More details about the competition stages (Stage 1-3) will be posted on www.ericssonapplicationawards.com.
The stage competitions is an optional part of the Ericsson Application Awards 2011. The benefits of participating in the stages are extra visibility and the chance to win bonus awards.
A team can choose to participate in one or several of the stage competitions below.
Stage 1, Best Team Presentation
Submit video (< 2 min) before November 15
Video shall include a short Team Presentation and a Team Slogan
Requirements: Registered Team (Team Signup)
Stage 2: Business Opportunity
Submit a powerpoint presentation (3-4 slides) before December 10
A presentation describing your idea and business opportunity
Requirements: Registered Team (Team Signup)
Stage 3: User Scenario
Submit video (< 3 min) before January 24, 2011
- Address “Connected Things”
- Use of Ericsson Labs API or Ericsson mobile broadband module
- How your idea benefit people, business and society
Best luck my friends.
For more details : Ericsson Android Application Awards 2011 Website
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