• Vodafone App Aid Registrations close Monday

    For App developers out there, registrations for Vodafone's App Aid close 9am this Monday.

    The 48hr Hackathon will be held over next weekend, September 20th - 22nd, in Vodafone's North Sydney offices.

    The Vodafone Foundation will make a $30,000 donation to the charity associated with the successful smartphone app prototype chosen in first place and a $10,000 donation to the charity associated with the smartphone app prototype chosen in second place, which each charity could use as support to bring their smartphone app to the market.

    The five charities chosen for the event are Barnardos, Cystic Fibrosis in Australia, AWLQ, Givit.org.au and Spinal Cord Injuries Australia.

    Winning developers will score a Samsung Galaxy S3, which can be eBayed to help pay for a shiny new iPhone 5.

    Former Apple Evangelist Guy Kawasaki will be one of the guest judges, so if you've always wanted to meet him, here's your chance.

    A few iOS developers on Twitter were a little wary of the Term and Conditions of the event, which seemed to suggest an app should be built cross platform with something like PhoneGap. I've asked the organisers about this and the response was;

    We are encouraging users to build cross platform, but if users would like to build [natively] in the iOS Platform that is completely fine.
    So there you go.

    These Hackathons are generally great fun for coders - I had a ball at iOS Dev Camp and Music Hack days earlier this year, and this event has the added bonus of helping out some great Australian charities.

    If you're a developer, check it out.
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