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Calling all coders, designers, biz devs, and makers!

Make an app or website in 48 hours and win up to 4 Million PKR worth of prizes.

Appaction is a competition for web and mobile developers. You'll be given 48 to build something in Web, Android, Windows 8/8.1. Possibilities are unlimited.

We have a limited number of free seats available. Hurry up!

Eventbrite - appaction

September 20 - October 21 2014 / Being Held Online

Update A little change in plan

Due to current political unrest in area, we were unable to organize this event in Islamabd. So we have decided to keep up with the schedule and open the event for all, online.

Now, instead of just two days, participants have 30 days to complete their apps. They do not have to appear anywhere for event.

On October 21, there will be a closing ceremony where all the participants are required join. Judges will see demos of apps and they will evaluate apps in different categories. Prizes will be awarded there.

About what to expect...

is a nation wide hackathon, an event for those who are excited about programming and creating cool stuff. There is a chance for you to come together for a weekend and build something unique. Developers, designers and entrepreneurs will work together as a team to develop web and mobile apps.

Hacking + Marathon = Hackathon. This is no way related to hacking. As this would be 48-hour event and all you have to do there is coding so we call it hackathon.
Anyone who can make apps in mobile or web. If you can build HTML based apps, you are in. If you can make Android, Windows Phone apps, you are in.
Bring your laptop, a great idea and some motivation. We'll provide the rest. If you have an EVO or any other wireless conectivity device, that'll help you a lot.
For the first 100 tickets, there is no fee. After that, RS. 200/Person for students and RS. 1000/Person for professionals. Just register and start building. We'll award you with gifts and prizes from our sponsors.
We currently allow Windows 8/Phone, Android and Web. You can build your app on any one these.
Well, you have to think of an idea on which you'll build you app. If you are confused which platform to work on then we'd suggest, give Windows 8/Phone a try.
There is no special theme for the event. You can build your app based on anything you want. It could be a game, a chatting app, something about music etc. We'd prefer an app which solves some problem currently being faced in Pakistan. Some categories you may consider are: Health, Crime, Agriculture, Entertainment, Utility Tool, or something cool.
YES, we want you to do so. That's why we have so many sponsors. Most of them have cool APIs you can use in your app. MaShape has a database of APIs and make it lot easier to use them.
Web-based apps are actually website with some functionality. It means web-based apps are the ones running in a browser. These apps must be following the latest trends in technology and have something user can interact with.
You can use any language for it. Be it PHP, NodeJS, our just HTML5. Apps without any dynamic language would be preferred. It means you should build web apps on HTML5 and use APIs for the back-end tasks. E.g: you can use FireBase as a database.
A team cannot have more then three persons. Although, less then three are allowed. Means you can also participate solo.
Yes, that's even better. You'd have more chances to win and even if you don't win you can have some extra swag.
You. All the code and any related material is solely your property. Although Appaction reserves the rights to use your app's name and logo on site and any other promotional material.
Yes, you'll have lots of swag and other cool prizes. But you must participate and submit an app. We have a free domain for every team :)
No. You must not write any code nor make and graphical material. You must make everything from scratch during the event. Although, you can research for tools, ideas, APIs and even practice for what you'll be doing.

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Prizes Prizes, Everywhere

"If you are coming to event, you won't leave empty handed. We can promise you that."
Eventbrite - appaction

More details for winning teams prizes coming soon.

For every team

Just submit an app and even if you don't win, you can have following.

Free Domain
$10 Credit for every team member
Screen Cleaners
6 Months of 5* Development plan
T-Shirts, Stickers and much more by

Team No. 1

Could be from any platform. Choosen by judges.

$100 Amazon Gift Card for every team member Free .Me Domain for every team member
1 Year of Silver plan Free .com/org/net Domain for team
16GB USB for every team member Free Startup framework
10* Startup plan Free 3 months of Basic plan
Free 6 months of Bonfire Free 1 year Subscription
Free 2 years of unlimited plan

Team No. 2

Could be from any platform. Choosen by judges.

Team No. 3

Could be from any platform. Choosen by judges.

People's Favourite

Could be from any platform. Voted by all teams

Best Solo

Given to best single-person team.

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