Google AdMob Hosts Student App Challenge App Building Competition

Posted 2/1/2016 6:08:19 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Google AdMob Hosts Student App Challenge App Building Competition
Google’s AdMob is  launching its second AdMob Student App Challenge, an app building competition open to students actively enrolled at any educational institution across the globe. The prizes will include a week-long trip to San Francisco and a visit to the Googleplex.

To win the challenge, participants will need to build an app (either Android or iOS) and create a business plan that shows how they managed the project, gained users, and utilized AdMob to make money. The contest will be judged by a panel of app industry experts. 

The winning team will receive:

- An all expenses paid, week-long trip to San Francisco, including a visit to the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA 

- A featured spot on the Google Play Store 

- A promotional video starring the winner and their app 

- Google swag including a new Google device
Last year’s global winner was Phani Gaddipati, who created Stacks Flashcards, an app that lets people create electronic flashcards on any subject, quiz themselves and analyze their performance.

In addition to one overall winner, the finalists from each of the four global regions (North America, Latin America, Europe Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific) will receive Google devices and see their app featured on the AdMob website.

The challenge starts now and runs through June 28, 2016. Finalists will be announced on July 28, 2016 and the winner will be announced on August 25, 2016.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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