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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / March 25, 2011

May the Best Android App Win!


Your payment-enabled Android app could net you up to $25,000.

Developers!! Here’s your chance to add a PayPal mobile payment solution to your Android app, win major cash and let PayPal help create some industry buzz for your product. Simply submit your Android app featuring a PayPal mobile payment solution by May 14, 2011 and you might win the grand prize of $25,000 or the 2nd prize of $15,000 or 3rd prize of $10,000. Get all the details at

In app or in browser, PayPal has payments covered.
PayPal mobile solutions enable users to quickly pay for goods and services through your Android application. It’s easy to integrate—and drops you in the center of an exploding ecommerce market for smartphones and tablets.

Full challenge details:

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:

  • Matt at 14:50:33PM Friday, March 25, 2011

    It’s a nice contest — but it would be so much better if PayPal linked to Kenyan banks. Perhaps instead of writing Android apps with PayPal functionality that Kenyans can’t use, we should lobby PayPal to take Kenya seriously?

  • deno at 20:52:58PM Monday, April 4, 2011

    Adding PayPal mobile to our Android app? please Elaborate why? Deno proudly Kenyan

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