After the success of App2Fame last year (the winners were announced at Pluggd.in’s App conference), txtWeb has announced the second edition of India’s biggest SMS-App Developer Challenge – App2Fame 2012. The online National-Level Developer Contest, App2Fame is designed to promote developers to build innovative SMS applications using txtWeb platform. The winners can take home whopping 7.5 lakhs worth of prizes at the end of the contest. The last date to submit the app is September 8, 2012.
“The response and success App2Fame Challenge saw last year was really overwhelming. Thousand plus innovative apps were submitted across categories, and the winners clearly represented the most creative and innovative developer minds” said Manish Maheshwari, Global Business Head, txtWeb. “With txtWeb, we’re looking at bridging the digital divide by empowering billions of mobile users globally access information and services through text-based micro apps on any mobile phone even without data plan or internet connectivity”, he added.
The contest is open for participation to anyone — students, professionals, start-ups and businesses. The apps will be judged based on various categories like Most Popular App, Best Open Sourced App and Business Solutions App. The top 3 winners for the Most-Popular and Business Solutions categories will receive INR 1 Lakh, INR 50, 000 and INR 30, 000 respectively. The Open source category will see the winner walk away with INR 1 Lakh. Added to this, any app that gets more than 1000 unique users wins INR 3000. Participants interested to register can visit www.app2fame.com
txtWeb is an open platform for SMS based applications, launched in India in 2011. The platform democratizes access to information, making it free, quick and easy with the most basic mobile phone with no GPRS or data plan. txtWeb is one of the fastest platforms to make content and services available to billions. Deploying existing content via a txtWeb site takes only 5 minutes. Creating and deploying an SMS-based app on txtWeb usually takes about 5 hours.
txtWeb has over 900,000 monthly active mobile users using one or more of the 3000 monthly active apps built by developers and businesses across India.