Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Build your own app with Google

  • 17 Feb 2016
  • Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
  • HT Correspondent ■ hteducation@hindustantimes.com

Build your own app with Google

If you’re a student with a great idea for a mobile app, here’s your chance to make money. AdMob, Google’s mobile advertising platform specifically designed for mobile apps, is inviting entries for the 2016 AdMob Student App Challenge.
ISTOCKWinners will visit Google’s headquarters in California. The winning app will feature on the Google Play Store.
To compete, applicants need to register their team of not more than five people. If you are looking for other students to join your team, you can visit collabfinder.com.
The second step is to build your app. Once this is done, it’s time to promote the app so that people can see it and start using it. Then, submit the app to Google play Store or Apple’s App Store.
After approvals, send your mobile app to Google by using a form available at www.google. com/admob/mobile-app-submission.html and also submit your business report. The last date for submission is June 28, 2016.
In the first round, teams will earn points for user ratings, downloads and other factors. The top ten teams from each of the four regions – North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific will advance to the next round where the overall qualities of the app will be assessed, including its design and intuitiveness, its value to users, and other factors listed in the terms and conditions.
One finalist will be chosen from each region (four regional finalists in total) to advance to the final round. Finally, the panel of six independent judges will review the regional finalists’ business reports and award the grand prize to one team.
The grand prize winner will enjoy a week-long trip to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View and take home a nifty bag of goodies, including a Google device.
Four regional finalists will take home Google devices and have their app featured on the AdMob website. For more information, visit www.google. com/admob/challenge.html

Source: Hindustan Times e paper dated February 17, 2016

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