Under the theme ‘Together we Innovate’, Huawei has inaugurated the 2022 edition of the Huawei Global App Innovation Contest (Apps UP). The competition aims to strengthen the skills of regional app developers and drive collaboration to build a connected app ecosystem.
Apps UP 2022 features a cash prize pool of US$230,000 (KES 27.5 Million) for developers in the Middle East and Africa, with individual prize amounts ranging from US$5,000 to US$15,000.
How To Enter The KES 2.7M Huawei App Innovation Contest 2022
The categories include Best HMS Innovation Award, Best App, Best Game, Best Social Impact App, All-Scenario Coverage Award, Student Innovation Award, and Best Arabic App. Teams with at least one female developer who is a key team member or leader are eligible to apply for the Tech Women’s Award.
Developers taking part must register or sign in to the HUAWEI DEVELOPERS website with a valid HUAWEI ID to submit their work in ZIP or RAR format not exceeding 200 MB.
Contestants can enter individually or as part of a team of up to three members across eight categories. To qualify, participants must combine their app with HMS open capabilities or services via the team leader’s account.
Developers need to integrate at least 1 HMS open capability Kit or service and must ensure that the app runs seamlessly on HMS devices.
Following a combination of public voting and a review by judges who are industry leaders from each region, they will declare the winners in December 2022.
On top of the cash prizes, developers will have access to development tools and workshops, support, and mentorship from Huawei experts. There is also an opportunity for winning apps to be featured on App gallery, one of the top three app marketplaces worldwide, with over 730 million Huawei mobile device users.
Developers can submit their entries by 09 October 2022. You can enter multiple categories and submit over one app to boost winning chances.