Shil Patel and Asim Viqar were runners-up in last year's Pitt Mobile App Challenge for their Swipes app. Here they describe their experience in last year's App Challenge and what they learned from participating.
Submissions to this year's Pitt Mobile App Challenge open February 1. You can participate even if you don't know how to code!
The Show It category asks you to create a visual mockup of your app that shows what it would look like and how it would work. The winning entry receives $2,000 in Amazon gift cards. Second place receives $1,000 in Amazon gift cards, and third place receives $500 in Amazon gift cards.
The Code It category challenges you to build a working prototype of your app that functions on a mobile device. The winning entry receives $4,000 in Amazon gift cards. Second place receives $2,000 in Amazon gift cards, and third place receives $1,000 in Amazon gift cards.
Put on your thinking caps and get started today! Visit http://pi.tt/appchallenge to choose your challenge, download the submission template, and review the rules. You’ll also find resources to help you get started building your app.