Evernote competition looks to Africa for new in-house app dev


African developers, listen up. Popular productivity app Evernote, in partnership with The African Technology Foundations (ATF), has announced that it is searching for talented app developers and designers in Africa who are building amazing products with Evernote API through its Evernote Platform Awards competition.

For South African developers, Evernote and ATF will be hosting a Developer Engagement Event on 8 July at the Bandwidth Barn to brief applicants on the competition and selection criteria.

The event will also include a presentation from the Evernote team on the Evernote API — as applicants have to integrate the Evernote platform and open API — as well as the most popular uses for Evernote and the company’s business development strategies internationally.

In short, the competition is looking at these criteria:

  • Design: is the application polished, visually appealing, and easy to use?
  • Development: does the application incorporate the Evernote API?
  • Utility: is the application compelling and/or indispensable?
  • Originality: is the application unique and/or innovative among the competition?

At the Developer Engagement Event the Evernote team will judge pitch sessions from nominated South African app developers to determine whether they progress in the competition.

From there the Platform Award nominations will close on 31 July when the Evernote judges select the final nominees.

On 4 August the top African finalists will be revealed and the community will vote for their favourites.

On 4 September Evernote will announce the African Platform Award winner.

The winning team (two members) will get an all expenses paid trip to San Francisco, California in October to present their app live on stage during the Evernote Conference.



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