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iHub By Jessica Colaço / October 20, 2010

Samsung contest announced at Mobile MondayKE


The theme for this session was ‘Developers and Opportunities for Monetization‘. Indeed the theme did suffice for the day as Patricia Kingori the GM for Samsung Mobile East and Central Africa introduced Robert Ngeru Deputy MD for Samsung Mobile East and Central Africa.

Robert spoke about the Samsung appstore which is being setup to encourage Kenyans to download apps on their phones. On top of that he decided to give goodies to developers which includes a cash prize of Kshs.200,000 to the five top applications which wins the contest in six weeks time. More information about the contest can be found here.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

  • James Muriithi at 07:32:09AM Saturday, October 23, 2010

    I believe the link to the Samsung competition is the wrong one – it actually points to “Free the TV Challenge”, another Samsung competition for US citizens.

    This competition is also blogged about briefly at this link: but there doesn’t seem to be any other information on this Bada appstore competition.

    If anyone’s got a link detailing this, please share

  • Jessica Colaco at 12:09:50PM Monday, October 25, 2010


  • serah at 06:19:52AM Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    how does one register for this contest?


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