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The deadline for submitting your mobile app for the World Summit Awards Mobile 2014 has been extended to Friday 13 June 2014.  And if you are under 30 you may be interested in joining the Youth Award competition, http://www.youthaward.org/

From health to business, from science to inclusion: the eight m-WSA categories reflect most crucial social issues of every-day life around the globe.

Does your app add substantial value to one of the following categories? Then it’s high time to get in contact with your national expert and apply for WSA mobile 2014! Your national expert will nominate one product for each of the eight categories.

Here are some hints:

WSA puts the focus on content, on creativity, value add for users – be it a simple sms based application, a creative app, or a great mobile version of a webpage.  Judges will look at the appropriateness of the application; how does the application face the local challenges and needs?

What are the benefits?

Winners will be invited to the WSA-mobile Winners Events to Abu Dhabi to present your product to the public and receive your award on a global stage.

Uganda developers have done us proud by winning previous WSA contests. Now may be the time for you to show your product to the world.

What is the World Summit Award?

As a UN-mandated initiative, WSA showcases digital content that really makes a difference. It selects the best products from more than 160 UN-member countries and puts them on a global stage at a world congress for digital content.

How Do You Participate?     Eight categories, one goal: Content that counts

Categories:

m-Government & Participation

Delivering content rich solutions from administrations to the public including individuals, businesses and organisations and to significantly improve service depth and quality as well as democratic processes; strengthening public policies, fostering efficiency of information exchange, increasing transparency and facilitating participation of citizens and public services clients; using public access to data for innovative products and services on a commercial or non-commercial basis.

m-Environment & Health

Using content and innovative applications to meet the healthcare needs of citizens and patients, supporting healthcare professionals and healthcare providers, as well as the broader public and policy makers; implementing client-centred models of healthcare where stakeholders collaborate, utilizing ICTs to manage health issues as well as the healthcare system; addressing important issues of the environment and supporting the “greening” of societies and economies for sustainable ways of living.

m-Learning & Education

Serving the needs of learners to acquire knowledge and skills for a complex and globalizing world; transforming schools, universities and other educational institutions through interactive, personalized and distributed learning resources; addressing the learning needs of all and creating active e-learning communities and solutions for corporate training as well as lifelong learning; making science accessible to citizens; presenting results of scientific projects as well as supporting forms of scientific inquiry; fostering global collaboration in science, and providing measures to promote science   and demonstrate its results and their value to society.

m-Entertainment & Lifestyle

Supplying digitized entertainment products and services; entertaining the user in this world’s variety of languages and its cultural diversity; supporting movement from one-way to two-way, from single to multiple players, interactive entertainment and the synergy between analog and digital platforms.

m-Tourism & Culture

Preserving and presenting cultural heritage in line with the challenges of the future; demonstrating valuable cultural assets clearly and informatively using state-of-the-art technology; developing the diversity of cultures and sub-cultures and the multilingual nature of societies. Enabling travelers to find attractions, to be informed and enlightened, to enjoy safe travel and have access to up-to-date travel information; enhancing intermodal use of public transport, supporting orientation in cities and countryside, allowing the hotel industry to address customers, and providing navigation-based content.

m-Media & News

Using ICTs to report the news and present stories in an interactive way, crowdsourcing new data and sharing information, presenting the works of citizen journalism using the web for text, picture and video reporting, covering natural disasters, public campaigning, multimedia news, mobile media aggregation and search services; new forms of mobile video and m-&e-TV, movies and current affairs.

m-Business & Commerce

Support and optimization of business processes; creation of new business models in e-commerce and m-commerce, business to business, business to consumers, internet security and other areas; supporting SMEs on the marketplace; using ICTs for buying and selling as well as servicing customers and collaborating with business partners.

m-Inclusion & Empowerment

Measures supporting integration of the global information society; bringing least developed countries into the knowledge society; reducing “digital divides” between technology-empowered and technology-excluded communities and groups such as rural areas and women, senior citizens, disabled citizens and children; bridging society and strengthening social and political participation of individuals and groups through ICTs; empowering citizens and stakeholders in public services.

Deadline for submission is now Friday 13th June 2014