We want charities who want to tap into the exciting and ever-evolving phenomenon of smartphone apps. These charities need to complete and submit an application form detailing the objective of the smartphone app they intend to build, and how it would bring value to the communities that they support.
Shortlist of charities
The Vodafone Foundation will shortlist these entries, and ultimately select up to seven charities to attend the Vodafone Foundation App Aid Event. A further three will be shortlisted through a social media campaign. (See terms and conditions.)
The ten selected charities will need to provide three team members to represent their charity at the Event. They will then become part of an App Aid team and their role will be to provide details to the app developers of how a smartphone app will add value to their community. You don't need to be technically minded, you just need to have clear ideas of how your dream smartphone app will support your chosen charity.
App launch strategy
In addition, the charity will also need to create a detailed plan of how they would launch and advertise their smartphone app if their prototype was successful.
All you need to do is read and accept the Vodafone Foundation App Aid terms and conditions, and submit your application form before 5pm EST on 22 August, 2012.
Donations will be made to two successful charities chosen at the Event. This comprises a $30,000 donation to the charity associated with the smartphone app prototype chosen in first place and a $10,000 donation to the charity whose smartphone app prototype is chosen in second place, to support them in bringing their smartphone app to the market. Once the app has been built, Vodafone will assist by promoting the smartphone app to the Australian public via its marketing channels.
Prizes from Vodafone
Vodafone will be awarding prizes to the app developers associated with the two successful smartphone app prototypes chosen by the judging panel.
Our judges are looking for the following criteria from the successful app prototype: