Design Apps to empower women

Published: 06th December 2012 09:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2012 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

Out of nearly 12 lakh apps available for Android and Apple users, how many empower women in leadership? App developers can brace themselves for a unique competition to create apps for young women to empower them in entrepreneurship, education and conflict resolution.

Agnite Education, American Digital University, Applications for Good, BluWorld, Datawind, Equal Access International and the United Nations Office for Partnerships have announced the global ‘Apps to Empower’ competition to challenge app developers to create apps for women.

Applications that best satisfy the competition criteria will receive cash prizes and an opportunity to have their apps featured on Datawind’s Ubislate educational tablet.

Datawind CEO Suneet Tuli said, “Our goal is to feature apps on our tablets for young women in developing countries who seek to become leaders in their communities, to be monitored by some of the best leaders currently in business and government, to learn how to start businesses, find meaningful work and gain a practical skill that can improve not only her life but the lives of those in her community.”

According to Android Authority, as of April, there were 43,185 iOS developers, 10,199 Android developers apart from 1,412 X-platform developers. 

The competition will be held from now through April 30, 2013 with the winners announced in July 2013. For details visit www.appstoempower.org.

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