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1st Place

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2nd Place

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3rd Place

Popular Choice Award

Sponsor Award - NTT DOCOMO

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About the Challenge

Winners announced (view all dates)

The Kii Cloud App Challenge provides an opportunity for developers to launch innovative mobile applications that leverage Kii Cloud, a mobile-backend-as-a-service platform.  Kii Cloud accelerates development by enabling developers to focus on building the best app experience rather than the backend infrastructure.

The objective of this contest is to introduce applications that best illustrate the capabilities and the breadth of features offered by Kii Cloud and its partners.

It's really easy to get up and running with Kii Cloud as you can see in our Getting Started video you can get a cloud connected app up and running in less than 5 minutes.

Prizes

The prizes are worth over $40,000 USD and consist of cash, trips and premium services. We’ll select 4 winners – 1st through 3rd places and a Popular Choice Prize. (See rules for complete details.)

1st – 3rd place winners will be chosen based on its use of Kii Cloud features including user management, data management, monetization, analytics (basic and Kii Analytics), as well as push notification. Developers do not need to use all of the above features to win.

1st Place

$16,900

• $7,500 cash prize
• Trip for one to Hawaii to attend awards dinner
• Distribution of the winning app in China (optional)
• 6 months Kii Cloud Pro service
• $2,500 Facebook Ads credits

2nd Place

$12,700

• $5,000 cash prize
• Trip for one to Hawaii to attend awards dinner
• Distribution of the winning app in China (optional)
• 6 months Kii Cloud Pro service
• $1,500 Facebook Ads credits

3rd Place

$9,200

• $2,500 cash prize
• Trip for one to Hawaii to attend awards dinner
• Distribution of the winning app in China (optional)
• 6 months Kii Cloud Pro service
• $500 Facebook Ads credits

Popular Choice Award

$11,700

• $5,000 cash prize
• Trip for one to Hawaii to attend awards dinner
• Distribution of the winning app in China (optional)
• 6 months Kii Cloud Pro service
• $500 Facebook Ads credits

Sponsor Award - NTT DOCOMO

$700

docomo dtab tablet (retail value $700)

Judges

Masanari Arai

Masanari Arai

Co-Founder and CEO, Kii

Masataka Matsumoto

Masataka Matsumoto

Chief Strategy Officer, Kii

Nuno Pedro

Nuno Pedro

Managing Partner, Strive Capital

Dan Funato

Dan Funato

COO, DOCOMO Innovations

Rui Ma

Rui Ma

Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Takahide Imada

Takahide Imada

Business Development Manager, Amazon Data Services Japan K.K.

Bear Douglas

Bear Douglas

Developer Advocate, Facebook

Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

A leading expert on Asia's startup ecosystems

Ryan Bloomer

Ryan Bloomer

Director of Business Development, 1-Page

Judging Criteria

Depth of integration with Kii Cloud
Usefulness
UX/Design
Originality

How to Enter

  1. Register for this contest on ChallengePost.
  2. Create an account and generate your app within the Kii Cloud Developer Portal http://www.kii.com/en/developer. SDK, APIs and documentation are available here or on Kii Cloud Developer Portal.
  3. Submit the app to the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).  In the case of mobile web app, please provide URL.
  4. After you register for the contest, submit your app by clicking the "Enter a Submission" button on the homepages. You will then enter your app name, description, one or more screenshots, a video demonstration of the app, and website URL.  If your app is still awaiting approval, please send either an APK file (for Android) or a TestFlight version of your iOS app.  Please see the FAQ for additional details.