In a few days time, Malawians and the rest of the world will know who the smartest Mobile App Developer is according to the TNM Smart Challenge Competition's calendar. The search for this developer started on 5th October 2015 with a high profile launch of the competition which is being supported by Facebook, Opera, IBM, and mHub.
According to the event calendar posted on their website, the nation will know the winner on 4th March 2016 at final event to comprise of demonstartions, awards and a cocktail.
The TNM Smart Challenge gives a chance to kids, students and their communities to showcase their innovations in mobile app development and solve various challenges in their communities. The main prize of the challenge is a trip to Silicon Valley, USA for the winners in each category.
Public voting for the shortlisted applications was opened on 1st February and will close on 28th February 2016. It will be followed by the award giving ceremony on 4th March 2016. A trip to the US will be on 16th April 2016.
TNM engaged Malawi's first technology and innovation hub, mHub as a partner in the running of the competition. Together with Facebook, Opera and IBm, mHub conducted mobile development clinics in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu to train the competition participants on various tools to use in app development. The challenge attracted a lot of interest as evidenced by the number of entries.
You can vote for your favourite application by visiting the competition's website or sending a participant's code to 575.