Technology company Kainos has launched the 2012 AppCamp, its annual innovation challenge for university undergraduates.
AppCamp, a dynamic event for Europe and highly regarded by the developer community, offers bright university students the chance to take away the latest Apple mobile devices and to receive the support, guidance and mentoring from Kainos to have their product – an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad app – marketed through the Apple App Store.
Students are given a two week crash course in developing with iOS, then have the support of Kainos as they work on their app’s branding and user interface. After the build, the student’s apps will be launched and the real battle begins, to find the most popular app.
Kainos runs the annual camp as a means of identifying and harnessing the best IT talent of the future. Previous events have taken place in the UK, Ireland and Poland, with new camps planned in additional regions over the coming years.
Announcing the launch of this year’s competitions, Tom Gray, CTO at Kainos, said: 'AppCamp is one of the high points of the Kainos calendar, when we get to see first hand just how talented the next crop of students are. The quality of entrants in last year’s camps was phenomenal, so we have great hopes for 2012!'
Applications are being accepted now and can be submitted up to 20 April. The winner of the first AppCamp was Glenn Sayers, a computer science student at University of Ulster from Ballymena, Ireland, was one of the high flyers who took part in the inaugural AppCamp. Sayers’ ‘Budget Wise’ app helps users track their finances and better manage their budgets.