MTN App Developer Competition: How To Apply

MTN Nigeria has kicked off a competition for mobile applications (apps) developers to encourage the development of mobile applications relevant to the Nigerian market .

MTN's aim is to use the MTN App Developer Challenge as a credible platform to make the brand's promise a reality as well as promote the growth and use of locally relevant content which would help develop the Nigerian ecosystem via partnerships.

Developers will be expected to submit applications into any of the following categories:

  • Entertainment and Lifestyle

  • Productivity

  • Games

  • Education

  • Health and Wellness

  • Special category  for students submissions (undergraduates)

Top 4 Apps will be shortlisted from each category based on number of customer's downloads and will be judged based on the criteria listed below.  One ‘wild card’ app will also be selected from each category by the judges (Judges’ wild card).

Judging Criteria

  • Originality of concept

  • Relevance of concept to the market

  • Best user experience

  • Commercial viability

Entries will be accepted from the 24th of July till 24th of October, 2013. Winners will be announced by 13th of December 2013.

How To Participate

==> Go to to register and upload your app

==> Get your friends to visit the MTN NextApps Store to download your app. Remember, four apps with the highest download in each category will qualify for the finals.


Once you have submitted your app,mail the app(s) name and your developer account name to the email address on the MTN NextApps Developer Portal page.

If you are submitting an app for the student category, please indicate in the mail. 

The developer(s) of the "Best Overall App" will get :

  • Hyundai IX 35

  • N1million

  • Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Free promotion of the app in the MTN NextApps store for 6 months 

Winners in each category will get: 

  • N1million

  • Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Free promotion of the app in the MTN NextApps store for 6 months 

Head over to the portal to partake in this challenge and you may be on your way to win a great prize.

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