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Google Places API Developer Challenge

Google invites developers, designers, and tech savvy individuals to improve their community or government using the Google Places API.With the Google Places API, you can search for information about a variety of nearby places such as establishments, geographic locations and prominent points of interest. The Google Places API also allows you to tailor your place search results by including your own places and affecting place rankings with check-ins.

Join us in addressing the needs of our communities by using your skills and expertise to develop impactful apps that combine the power of the Google Places API with a diverse set of municipal data sources. Developers of the best apps will win a VIP trip to Google I/O 2013 where your app will be showcased!

Check out the Challenge website for more information.

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Google Apps Developer Challenge 2012
Google Apps Developer Challenge! It’s time to show the world what you can do with Google Apps and the Google Drive API. Developers in 6 regions across the world will win prizes that include Chromebooks and up to$20,000 USD . We are also highlighting innovations of students and female developers! All you have to do is build and submit an amazing application in one of these categories:
  • Enterprise / Small Business Solutions
  • Social / Personal Productivity / Games / Fun
  • Not-for-Profit: Education / Water / Food & Hunger / Health

A winner will be chosen for each category, in each region -- 18 prizes in total.

Want to start hacking?

Join one of Google Apps Developer Launch events across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The first round of submissions closes August 24, 2012.

AAC - Africa Android Challenge

The long awaited Africa Android Challenge is finally here!
This is an opportunity to discover the best developers and Android experts on the African continent.  The contestants have an opportunity to create innovative applications and produce local "African" content.  In addition, they can submit lectures related to Android on the Android Platform via the Google University Consortium Program.

This competition is a two round process with semi-finals and finals consisting of the following sections:

  • Android Apps
  • Android Courses

In the first round (semi-finals), participants compete by country as defined by the competition organizers. The winners from each section and each country graduate to the final round.

  • Winners of Semi-finals will be selecTted on February 15 and will receive an Android device.  Subsequently, they will have four more weeks to improve their apps and/or courses.
  • At the end of the four weeks they will resubmit their apps and courses for a final review.
The finalist from each section will win the coveted prize (an all-expenses-paid-for trip to G| [Country] event or Google University Consortium event in his region.

The tentative agenda is as follows
  • December 20, 2011 - Africa Android Challenge announced
  • December 20, 2011 - submission site opens developers submit apps and courses
  • February 15, 2012 - deadline for submitting apps or courses
  • February 29, 2012 - end of first round - judges announce winners
  • March 1st, 2012 - resubmission site opens
  • June 1st, 2012 -  deadline for resubmitting apps or courses
  • June 15, 2012- end of second round - judges announce winners

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