Entries for Ericsson’s Application Awards shut on 28th February, and the telecoms firm has said that it has so far received a significant number of entries for the global competition from the Middle East and Africa region.
The theme of the 2014 competition is Apps for Working Life, in support of Ericsson’s vision of a Networked Society, through a combination of mobility, broadband, the cloud, applications and services.
“In the Networked Society, Ericsson is the leading advocate of Technology for Good and its ability to make people’s life better and meet the sustainability challenges. This year’s competition will recognise achievements in those areas,” said Anders Lindblad, President, Ericsson Middle East. “Combining the technology with people’s innovation herein the UAE and around the globe, will enable the truly Networked Society.”
Egypt’s Nabda Care won the EAA 2012 Technology for Good prize for its Health Book application. The Nabda Care solution used mobile and cloud technology in a scalable solution, enabling access to affordable health-care services for society.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Ericsson has organised The Ericsson Application Awards. Students and small- and medium-sized enterprises from anywhere in the world are invited to submit Android and iOS mobile apps. This year, the first prize is EUR 25,000, second prize is EUR 10,000, and there is special recognition for innovation supporting Technology for Good. Third to 10th prizes include diplomas and honorary mentions.