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iHub By Joseph / August 1, 2013

Intel(r) App Innovation Contest 2013 (AIC 2013) Launches

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Are you a creative and innovative developer? Do you have the next big idea? Great news: the Intel App Innovation Contest (AIC) 2013 co-sponsored by Lenovo  is now open.



AIC 2013 is a 20 country, multi-language (English, Chinese, Russian) developer focused competition whose goal is to generate innovative Windows* 8 Desktop demo apps optimized for Lenovo* All-in-One and Tablet devices. The contest targets consumer and business segments within the six app categories of Education, Entertainment, Finance, Games, Healthcare, and Retail. The competition begins with an idea submission phase (July 24-Sept 4), converges towards a coding phase (Sept 12-Oct 30) and concludes (Dec 18) with the announcement of the winners in nine categories.

The mission if you choose to accept it, is to compete against fellow developers from 20 different countries around the world. Submissions from Kenya, Nigeria and South-Africa can be done through the Code Project developer community.

Round 1: Submit your biggest, best and brightest Windows 8 Desktop App ideas in one of six categories: Entertainment or Games (for the All-in-One platform),Education, Healthcare, Finance, or Retail (for the tablet platform).

Round 2: 125 developers from each of the communities will receive a new Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 or a Lenovo Horizon 27″ All-In-One PC to complete their demo app.

Round 3:Judges will take over in Round 2 and choose the top apps from each of the six categories to move onto the final judging round of video demos where $100,000 in cash prizes and promotions will be awarded.

Submissions for app ideas have began and ends on September 4th.

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Author : Joseph

A USIU trained journalist & an aspiring animator Joseph thrives behind the camera. He is a still photography and videography aficionado. Joe is currently the director/editor behind African Tech Bits, an iHub production that features start ups in the tech scene. This Canonite can mostly be seen at the iHub in the company of his Canon 550D.

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  • joethuoo at 15:59:22PM Thursday, August 1, 2013

    How comes there’s no utility category?


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