Firefox App Challenge

Partners: Mozilla, Telenor Digital, MCC Ltd & Grameenphone Ltd.Technical Training, App Contest, Jury & Networking with stakeholders

Firefox App Challenge was a competition open to any developer or company and one could participate by submitting a Firefox OS App to the Firefox Marketplace. MCC developed the website for the contest where all information regarding the contest for the participant was provided. During the contest all promotional materials used were produced by us. As the implementing partner of the contest we used out networks and association in getting on board officials from the ministry, students, professionals and other relevant stakeholders.

In this contest 50 + applications were submitted in five (5) different categories:

 

  • Services- Social, Public, Government
  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • News & Media
  • Tools & Utility

20 Trainers trained

5 Technical Trainings
to 100 Developers

App Day with 70 coders

450 Contestants with 221 Teams

80+ app submission

Jan Jongboom, Firefox OS Grand Master along with his team of jury including MCC technical team, evaluated the applications and selected the winners of the Firefox App Challenge.

 

Firefox App Challenge a wild journey:

 

  • Training of Trainers (ToT) was conducted from where selected 20 successful trainers received certificates from Mozilla who are eligible to train Firefox OS
  • Over 250+ registered from where 100 lucky registrants of the Firefox App Challenge were trained on Firefox OS by MCC Ltd and Mozilla Bangladesh and received certificates from Mozilla as certified developers
  • ‘App Day’ held for problem solving, one-2-one mentoring, familiarity with UXD and exchange of suggestions and recommendations from Mentors
  • 50+ apps developed for local ‘need-based’ in 5 category
  • Winners received cash prize from each category
  • Best app developer received the ticket to fly to Mozilla Headquarter, USA

Cash Prize

A consolidated amount of $27,500 given as prize money. Two prizes given under each category, 1st Prize USD 3,000 and Runner-up USD 1,500. In addition there were five prizes of USD 1,000 for developers who illustrates outstanding innovation or value, regardless of category, within their developed application.

 

Also the best App developer of this Firefox App Challenge got the opportunity to visit the Mozilla Headquarter in USA with the round trip air ticket and lodging expenses paid.

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