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PTA Announces Theme for Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016

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PTA Announces Theme for Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016

This year as well, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched competition under the “Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016” in collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific Bureau, Ministry of IT & Telecom, Telenor & Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP).

Also Read: PTA Launches Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2015

This initiative has been taken to encourage Pakistani individuals who have developed the most innovative user generated or professionally produced content that engages the mobile user and enhances the traditional mobile content experience.

PTA Announces Theme for Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016

Theme for 2016 Competition:

This year’s competition theme is “Embracing Mobile Accessibility”, which aims to focus on the development of mobile applications on the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Pakistan. The independent international sources quote that about ten to fifteen percent of Pakistan’s population consists of people with disabilities (PWDs).

Last Date to Apply:

The 2016, Mobile App Awards will invite to harness the benefits of technology, to promote digital inclusion, and embrace persons with disabilities.  This competition will accept proposals and ideas till July 30, 2016.

Shortlisted contestants will be required to develop their mobile application(s) with the help of a mentors & facilitors  by end-September, winners will be announced in end-November. A panel of judges will evaluate and decide on the top five mobile apps based on a pre-defined criteria. 

Prizes:

Rs 300,000 in cash. Winning team who would like to turn their solution into a functioning startup will also be offered acceleration through formal incubation into the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority’s M-Lab, depending on interest and fit.

  •  1st Runner

    Rs 200,000 in cash

  •  2nd Runner

    Rs 100,000 in cash

  •  Two Consolation Prizes

    Rs 50,000 in cash (each)

For more information please visit: PTA