• Mobile Apps


    An entry in this category is an app that is specifically developed for a mobile device. The app can be developed for any mobile operating system. Students should be able to explain to judges what inspired their idea and how they programmed their app to achieve its intended purpose.

    Projects designed as mobile-friendly web pages fall under the Internet Applications category.

    The student must be able to run the app on the day of the competition on a device or a mobile simulator.

    Software may include, but not limited to:

    Judges will use the Mobile Apps category rubric as a guideline for exemplary characteristics of projects in this category. Students should use the rubric as a guide for what judges are looking for.

    Examples of student-created apps:

    More resources:

    • Code Studio helps students to learn the basic concepts of computer science needed for app development. The site gives young people a place to create and send apps.
    • MIT App Inventor is a (FREE) blocks-based programming tool that allows everyone, even programming newbies, to begin programming and building fully functional apps for Android devices.
    • MIT App Inventor's Guide to Creating Challenge-Worthy Apps is an hour-long YouTube video that demonstrates how to use the MIT App Inventor.
    • Although the contest is over for 2014, a visit to the Samsung Mobile App Academy site will still be worthwhile.