Africa Android Challenge #aac2014 is a competition that allows us to groom the next generation of successful developers and Android experts on the African continent. These developers will create innovative Android applications with a focus on design.
The challenge aims at increasing the quality of Android Apps written by African Developers and well as to increase the quantity of video content on Youtube and Google+ illustrating ambitions and aspirations of African developers.
Where is it happening?
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- North Africa
- Middle East Africa
Round 1 :
- 30th Jan : Submission site opens
- 10th April : Deadline for resubmitting apps
- 15th April : End of first-round – Judges announces Semi-Finalists
- 15th April : Shipping Android Phones and Tablets to winners (semi-finalists)
- 15th April to 30th April : Frame to organize GDG Barcamp sync events (GDG/JUG) to celebrate the winners.
Round 2 :
- 15th April : Re-submission site opens
- 15th May : Deadline for resubmitting apps
- 20th May : End of the second round – Judges announce the winners
- 20th May : The team announces the destination for the winners
- Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept : The winners travel (all-expenses-paid) to the Android/Google Developer Group community event.
- Education/Not for Profit/Reference/Productivity/
Tools Enterprise/Small Business
- Games(Arcade/Action)/Social Networking / Lifestyle/Travel/Misc
- Effective Use of Google Cloud platform (bonus)
- Such submissions must have an URL of http://aac2014-[AppName].ap
pspot.com domain for the cloud back-end
- Usability on multiple screen sizes
- User-friendliness (Ease of use)
- Relevance to Country (i.e. value-add to users)
- Innovation and creativity
- Execution of idea
- Use of hardware platform or use of Android’s features
- Branding (clever, catchy, sticky or innovative branding strategy)
- Necessity (solve a unique problem, meet a need)
The Judges will evaluate each entry and give it a score from one (1) to five (5) according to specific criterias.The entry with the highest score will receive the first prize;
In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, an additional judge will break the tie based on the criteria outlined below
The team will create a pool of countries with less than 3 submissions
Tools you need to begin developing Android Apps:
- An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for example: Eclispe, Android Studio, IntelliJ
- The ADT (Android Developer Tools plugin) for eclipse: http://developer.
- Android SDK (Software Development Kit) – The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
If you’re a new Android developer, we recommend you download the ADT Bundle to quickly start developing apps. It includes the essential Android SDK components and a version of the Eclipse IDE with built-in ADT (Android Developer Tools) to streamline your Android app development.
With a single download, the ADT Bundle includes everything you need to begin developing apps:
- Eclipse + ADT plugin
- Android SDK Tools
- Android Platform-tools
- The latest Android platform
- The latest Android system image for the emulator
Sites for reference and download:
- Main Website: http://developer.andr
- Training classes: http://developer.andr
- Tutorials: http://www.tutorial
- Tutorials: http://www.vogella.