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Yesterday Google officially launched the Android Developer Challenge for sub-Saharan Africa.

The Android Developer Challenge is designed to encourage the creation of cool and innovative Android mobile apps built by developers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Invent apps that delight users and you stand a chance to win an Android phone and $25,000 USD.

To get started, choose from one of three defined eligible categories, build an Android app in a team or by yourself, and submit it via the competition website by July 1st. The winning app will be announced on September 12th at G-Kenya. Get more details as well as Terms and Conditions on our here.

Categories for Entry:

  • Entertainment / Media / Games
  • Social Networking / Communication
  • Productivity / Tools / Lifestyle

Timeline

  • April 14th: Competition opens
  • June 1st: Submissions open.
  • July 1st: First round submissions are due at 11:59 PM GMT.
  • July 15th: Finalist applications announced.
  • August 30th: Finalist applications are due at 11:59 PM GMT.
  • September 12th: Winners are announced.
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Thomas Oppong is the founder @Alltopstartups.