Ideabox Myanmar announced the launch of AppBus and ideabox App Competition 2014, two initiatives designed to kickstart the mobile application ecosystem in Myanmar.
AppBus and the AppBus Competition 2014 aims to encourage greater interaction between students and professionals working in the mobile application industry, Ooredoo Myanmar, which is behind Ideabox, said.
“The objective of AppBus and the ideabox App Competition is for us to introduce students to the heart of the mobile technology and digital services industry in Yangon,” said Kaung Sitt, co-founder of ideabox Myanmar.
“Innovation is critical to us all staying ahead of the wave of technological advances in the mobile industry. Nowhere is this more true than in Myanmar where the country is currently leapfrogging into an era of new technology.
“This tour and competition offers a great opportunity for students to get a real-life glimpse into the lives of software developers and entrepreneurs here, so they can expand their understanding of what future career options are available to them.”
Late last month an “AppBus” hosted up to 15 students on Myanmar’s first ever mobile application technology enthusiasts’ tour of Yangon technology startups, including visits to the offices of Technomation, Rebbiz and Code2lab.
During the AppBus tour, participants met the founders of Myanmar mobile application development companies to hear about the idea generation process behind the development of these apps.
Additionally the app development competition aims to give students and working professionals the opportunity to work on digital service ideas they are passionate about.
Submissions for ideabox App Competition 2014 will close on September 29 at 23:59, and all entries should be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only Android apps will be accepted, while the apps will be judged based on usefulness, functionality, technical sophistication and commercial viability.