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Great Opportunity for Race for Apps Finalists

  Intel are hosting a free webinar on HTML5 next week which will be a great opportunity for all of the Race for Apps finalists who are thinking of applying for the HTML5 prize...

Race for Apps Stage 2 Kick Off Event

This Wednesday we will be running a kick off event for the second stage of Race for Apps. This will be a great opportunity to find out about how the next stage of the contest will be structured...

I WANT TO ENTER!

Who can apply ? How do I apply ? Are you looking for app concepts or finished apps ? What are you defining as an app ? When does the competition start ? ...

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply.  We want to showcase our area to visitors, journalists and business people coming into the east end of London.  We’re hoping our local digital community will be...

How do I apply?

Follow these three simple steps: ONE . Follow the Apply Now link on the raceforapps.com home page to the IC tomorrow _connect platform. TWO .  Register your details and...

Are you looking for app concepts or finished apps?

Both concepts and finished apps – and everything in between. The judges will be considering app concepts, existing apps that are being tweaked to bring a local focus, as well as apps...

What are you defining as an app?

An application that can run on a mobile device or on a web browser.  We are totally open and not aligned to any platform but would be prefer people to enter applications that run on...

When does the competition start?

The competition launches on October 5 th 2011. See raceforapps.com for further information.

How does the competition process work?

For each of the five categories we race in two stages – the heats and then the finals .   During the heats , the assessors pick the first eight entrants that are...

What are the timelines for the competition?

The competition will launch in October 2011, with entrants able to apply straight away.  We will keep each Challenge category open until we have eight finalists for each category. ...

Who are the judges?

We are selecting our judging panel for the final at the moment – we are looking for highly respected people from the digital industry to be judges – if you want to be a judge see the...

What are the criteria?

For a gold medal, we are looking for groundbreaking app that will transform visitor’s experience next year when they come into the Hackney area during summer 2012. Detailed criteria...

Who's managing the contest?

IC tomorrow , a Technology Strategy Board programme is managing the contest.  They have run many contests and use an audited process on their _connect platform.  The Technology...

Who sees my ideas?

With exception to some basic organisation details and a very brief description of your entry, no one except the organisers will see the entrants’ submissions. If successful, there...

Does Race For Apps have a website?

Yes – find out the latest information at www.raceforapps.com

What data sets will you be providing access to?

Entrants will get access to data sets from the website Destination Hackney, due for launch early next year – this will include events feeds from right across the borough and profiles of...

Will there be any events where I can ask questions and meet the organisers?

Yes we will be having a launch event on Wednesday 5 th October and further events will be held throughout the contest. Please see www.raceforapps.com for details as they are announced.

Are there branding guidelines I need to adhere to?

Around the Olympics you need to be especially careful not to accidently infringe their brand with your app. Please see their guidelines at the link here: ...

What marketing will Race For Apps provide?

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Hackney Council are bringing 20,000 unaccredited journalists and 1,000 of the world’s top business leaders to the purpose-built EXPO centre Hackney...

Will the new app development be funded by Race for Apps?

We are not directly production funding the development of apps – rather we are linking people up with mentors and investors to help app ideas become a reality.
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Race for Apps Stage 2 Kick Off Event

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Are there branding guidelines I need to adhere to?

Around the Olympics you need to be especially careful not to accidently infringe their brand...

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Anyone can apply.  We want to showcase our area to visitors, journalists and business...