Five Best App Challenge, a mobile application software development challenge will be organised by the MInistry of Economic Development, with the purpose of bringing progress to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Maldives.
According to a publication by the Ministry, this competition is aimed at the youth of ITC industry, to help them develop skills and to provide them with platforms to showcase their creativity. This challenge is also organised with the intention of developing mobile applications and software that could be useful to the society.
It was also stated by Ministry of Economic Development that the challenge will help bring effective solutions to the SME businesses through the new applications and software.
Participation is free and open to individuals and organizations alike. Application forms need to be submitted before 12th November 1400hrs and the presentation will be held from 20th November until 23rd November. Applications need to be submitted to the Ministry of Economic Development and both the application form and concept paper for the challenge are available for download on the Ministry website.
Winners of this competition will be announced on 3rd December and the winners will get the opportunity to participate in the Maldivian Investment Forum, which will be held in Dubai on 18 December 2017.