Unleash the power of your app with Kii Cloud's mobile backend services.


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.

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Prizes

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)

Eligibility

All individuals and teams of eligible individuals aged 14 or older worldwide except residents of the province of Puerto Rico, Quebec in Canada, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Italy, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Sudan. If you’re a minor we’ll require a written authorization from your parents to allow participation.

It’s also open to corporations (including not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations), limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities that, at the time of entry, have been duly organized or incorporated and validly exist, and employ no more than ten (10) people.

Requirements

Participants are required to register a fully functional app on the Kii Cloud Developer Portal http://developer.kii.com that uses the service via the Kii Cloud API (you’re not required to use 100% of the API). They are also required to submit this app to the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). In the case of mobile web app, please provide URL.

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.