Orange Launches 13-country Developer Challenge

By David Murphy

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To coincide with the release of its SMS APIs in five new countries – Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Niger and Senegal – Orange has launched its largest international Developer Challenge to date across 13 countries. The Challenge aims to encourage and nurture the creation of unique and local services for Africa and the Middle East from the growing entrepreneurial base developing in these countries.

The Orange AMEA Developer Challenge 2015 is launching to start-ups from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Cameroon and Botswana. Orange is also inviting submissions from France in this year’s challenge because of the unique insight it believes French start-ups can bring to the design and development of new services for users in Africa and the Middle East.

Submissions for the Challenge will be open from 3 August to 15 September 2015. 10 start-ups from each country will be selected to compete until the end of October. Orange will make a trio of APIs available (SMS, USSD and Director Operator Billing) on a test platform. Each of the participating 13 countries will identify and reward one winning project, with one global winner awarded a €10,000 …read more

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