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Pakistan Mobile app award and collaborating partners

About the Award

In pursuance of PTA commitment to promote innovation, advancements and accessibility in technology Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific Bureau has launched “Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016” in collaboration with Ministry of IT & Telecom, Telenor & Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP). This year’s competition theme is “Embracing Mobile Accessibility”, which aims to focus on the development of mobile applications on the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Pakistan. The independent international sources quote that about ten to fifteen percent of Pakistan’s population consists of people with disabilities (PWDs).

The 2016, Mobile App Awards will invite to harness the benefits of technology, to promote digital inclusion, and embrace persons with disabilities.  This competition will accept proposals and ideas till August 25, 2016. Shortlisted contestants will be required to develop their mobile application(s) with the help of a mentors & facilitors  by December 10, 2016, winners will be announced in mid-January 2017. A panel of judges will evaluate and decide on the top five mobile apps based on a pre-defined criteria. 

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  •  Winner
    Rs 300,000 in cash. Winning team who would like to turn their solution into a functioning startup will also be offered acceleration through formal incubation into the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority’s M-Lab, depending on interest and fit.
  •  1st Runner
    Rs 200,000 in cash.
  •  2nd Runner
    Rs 100,000 in cash
  •  Two Consolation Prizes
    Rs 50,000 in cash (each)