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ICICI Appathon – Why App Developers should Participate?

Here is a great news for our developer friends. ICICI bank has come up with something that all you developers out there would love. The bank is launching a Mobile App Development Challenge – ‘ICICI Appathon’.

This will allow all of us an opportunity to showcase our creativity by pushing our minds to develop superior and competitive apps.

About The Programme

ICICI Bank’s #ICICIAppathon is a virtual mobile app development challenge that is hosted on the IBM Bluemix cloud based platform.

What’s The Deal?

The bank invites you to explore the world of mobile innovation. It is a mobile solution development program that is aimed at fostering the creation of new solutions in Banking and Financial Services.

What’s in there for you all. See, the bank seeks the participants to envision a new solution and use the diverse set of Financial Services APIs for creating innovative minimum viable mobile solutions. Your solution should be able to surpass the current available solutions in the market, give a superior and intuitive experience to the end user.

Who can participate?

The developers, technology companies, startups, technopreneurs and students can participate to help create the next generation of banking applications on mobile.

APIs offered

For the challenge, over 50 APIs from ICICI Bank and its group companies, namely ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, ICICI Lombard General Insurance and ICICI Securities are made available. Besides, payment APIs from ‘Visa’ and the ‘Unified Payment Interface’ API from NPCI will also be available.

What’s Expected Of You

Using the above mentioned APIs, participants will have to create innovative working prototypes of mobile applications that provides a superior customer experience.

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How Do You Become Part Of It?

If you are interested you can simply follow the below listed steps:

1. Registration

Interested people can register at www.iciciappathon.com from February 16 to March 1, 2016.

If you are shortlisted, you will be notified on March 4, 2016. Thereafter, you will be given access to the APIs hosted on the IBM Bluemix platform on March 5, 2016.

2. Development

Participants will have to create minimum one innovative working prototype using the virtual banking and financial services APIs which need to be submitted by March 27, 2016.

3. Evaluation

The finalists thereafter will be announced on April 7, 2016 and will be invited to the ICICI Bank headquarters in Mumbai to compete in the Grand Finale in mid of April 2016.

4. Selection

For Your Information, the judgment will be based on five criteria viz. uniqueness, functionality, business potential, user experience and scalability.

5. Jury

Eminent leaders from the BFSI segment and startups will be the part of the jury panel.

What You Get In Return?

  • The top three winners stand a chance to win prizes over Rs.20 lakh along with a potential engagement opportunity with ICICI Bank.
  • They will also be given a chance to be mentored by the program partners and get a fast track entry into NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Program.
  • Additionally, two members of the winning team shall also have access to the network and co-working community of 91springboard across India.

So, what’s the wait for. It’s the great opportunity that you can grab now to show your skills and be the part of the venture and get recognition. Register now! on http://www.iciciappathon.com/.

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