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Win up to $6.2 K in iBuildApp and Sberbanks’s Olympic App Contest!

Attn: this Olympic app contest is conducted worldwide but for Russian citizens only (due to sponsorship restrictions).

Join our first-ever App Builder Contest!  iBuildApp and the biggest Russian bank, Sberbank (translated in English as Savings bank),  have launched a mobile app building competition to build apps for XXII Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 (Russia). Sberbank will be awarding over $6,200 in prizes (6 categories) and giving the top 6 apps the chance to be shown in front of the economic community at Sochi economic forum in Sept 22 (Russia) .

iBuildApp has over 170,000 mobile app builders that created over 230,000 mobile apps in the wild today (over 40 000 published).

The App building Contest is conducted in 6 nominations:

– “Sberbank: Health and Sport”, 
– “Sberbank and Olympic games: Entertainment”, 
– “Sberbank and Olympic Games: Useful services”, 
– “Sberbank and I”,
– “Sberbank in my city”,
– “About Sberbank with Love”.

Top prizes include:

  • 1st Place
    - $6,200 cash (200 000 rubles)
    - Will be shown in front of the economic community at Sochi economic forum in Sept 22 (Russia) .
  • 2nd Place
    - $1,500 cash (50 000 rubles)
    - Will be shown in front of the economic community at Sochi economic forum in Sept 22 (Russia) .
  • 3rd Place
    - $600 cash (20 000 rubles)
    - Will be shown in front of the economic community at Sochi economic forum in Sept 22 (Russia) .

What are we hoping to see?
Create an app that will be beautiful, addictive, and useful.  Apps can be built for consumers, businesses, or social good.  The selection committee will judge apps on the following criteria:

Utility – Is the application useful to a consumer or business? Does it achieve one of the two objectives of mobile apps (to help people make money)?
User Experience – Is the application easy to use? Is it appealing? Is it addictive?
Originality of Concept – Is the application unique and innovative? Does it bring new functionality to mobile devices?

Any new mobile application that is developed on iBuildApp – Russia is eligible for the Mobile Developer Challenge (but in order to be qualified for competition the app builder must be a russian resident or holder of russian passport)

Here are the key dates:

Now through September, 10th – come up with an idea, and build an app
September 10th – Submission deadline (11:59pm Moscow time or 1 AM PST)
September 20-23 – 18 finalists announced
September 22-23 – 18 finalists apps will be launched on big TV display at Sberbank stage at Sochi Economic forum



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