Check out the fantastic crop of applications that have come out of universities across the country as part of the Big App on Campus Challenge. Over the past few months, enterprising developers from schools like Rochester Institute of Technology, Harvard, Hunter College, Georgia Tech, and a host of other institutions have been making their ideas real, and now it’s up to us to propel the top developers one step closer to fame and fortune.
We’re at the point in the Challenge where we, “the voting public,” can review the 20-semifinalist applications and register our support by “liking” the apps on Facebook and downloading them to our own phones. You have though February 29th at 11:59 PT to pick your favorites. The developers of the top FIVE free apps and the top FIVE paid apps (based on a combination of votes and downloads) will become finalists and win a trip for them and a guest to SxSW in Austin, including airfare, hotel accommodations and a travel allowance!
Those 10 finalists will also advance to the next stage of the Challenge, with a similar round of judging to last from March 1st through March 13th. After that round, the developers of the top free app and of the top paid app will each be awarded a check for $15,000!