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The Vodafone Foundation announces a contest for Czech developers

24. May 2011

The Vodafone Foundation just announced one of the biggest competitions for Czech mobile application developers and NGOs. This is about having the best design for mobile applications, which will have a social overlap. The Foundation will provide CZK 300 000 for development of the winning design. In addition, Vodafone will support a single application from among the Czech applications on AppParade by offering them free advertising. The last time that free media support went to the Dlužníček application from the young developer David Vavra.

The Vodafone Foundation just announced one of the biggest competitions for Czech mobile application developers and NGOs. This is about having the best design for mobile applications, which will have a social overlap. The Foundation will provide CZK 300 000 for development of the winning design. In addition, Vodafone will support a single application from among the Czech applications on AppParade by offering them free advertising. The last time that free media support went to the Dlužníček application from the young developer David Vavra.

Vodafone has recently become the leader in coverage of high-speed 3G signal as well as with the sales of smart phones, which can be used for mobile applications.

"The Vodafone Foundation, as a result of the increasing use of mobile data services, supports Czech non-profit organizations and developers and encourages them to develop applications that have a social overlap," says Ondřej Zapletal, director of the Vodafone Foundation.

CZK 300 000 competition for mobile application development

The Vodafone Foundation will provide up to CZK 300 000 for the development of applications from these developers or non-profit organizations whose application design expert panel will evaluate as the best.

Applications should be dedicated to one of the following topics:

  • Community development (neighborhood development, public spaces)
  • Civil Society Development and the Non-profit sector (volunteering, etc.)
  • Technology for the benefit of disadvantaged groups (blind, deaf, people with disabilities, etc.)
  • The environment
  • Human rights

Vodafone Wild Card – advertising for selected applications free

As with the recent application, Dlužníček, which settles debts between friends, each quarter, one of the applications presented to the regular AppParade show will receive communication support from Vodafone for free. Vodafone will provide advertising in the following media:

  • Čilichili (print, online)
  • Vodafone mobile portals and activities
  • SMS / MMS support
  • Email
  • www.vodafone.cz (application section)
  • Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter)

Candidates can find out more about the competition at www.slidesha.re/appparade. Legal notices are posted on www.nadacevodafone.cz. For more about AppParade show mobile applications, visit: www.mediar.cz/appparade/.