The India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018 announced the launch of “APPrize” – the IMC 1000 App Challenge. The APPrize is an IMC initiative to encourage next wave of the technology revolution for India. Through this five-month online contest, IMC intends to shortlist the top 1000 apps developed to address twenty problem statements across five themes. These five themes are:
- Empowerment / Access to Services
- Enhancing the User Experience
- FinTech / Artificial Intelligence
- Smart Cities / Smart Enterprises
- Networks of the Future
Participants can register or get more information on the “APPrize” – the IMC 1000 App Challenge by visiting the India Mobile Congress. This challenge is facilitated by Startup India, Invest India, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and iValley. The challenge is open to all mobile application developers across the country.
APPrize aims to promote new service models, access to innovative services, support skilling and manpower development through value creation. It offers a multitude of opportunities for not just the app developers and entrepreneurs, but also for the stakeholders who would benefit from the solutions offered through this platform.
The 1000 Apps will be selected through a stringent due diligence process and the shortlisted apps will be launched from the IMC Stage on 25th October 2018, at the Inaugural Session of India Mobile Congress 2018. Under the theme “NEW DIGITAL HORIZONS Connect, Create, Innovate”, India Mobile Congress will be held during 25th October and 27th October 2018 at Aerocity, New Delhi, with a slew of parallel events taking place at same venue. The launch of these 1000 Apps through the push of a button and simultaneous posting on an app marketplace, will prove transformative for the Indian App Economy. An interactive App showcase, the App Tunnel will display the 1000 apps at India Mobile Congress 2018. It will be a dynamic tunnel structure lined with numerous LED screens that will carry details of the 1000 apps developed for the launch at IMC 2018.