Vietnamese individuals and organisations, inside and outside the country, have been invited to take part in a contest on developing applications for mobile devices.

The Vietnam Internet Association and Microsoft Corporation in co-operation with TingWorld, a Vietnamese mobile application company, and Xa Hoi Thong Tin (Information Society) magazine have organised the contest, aimed at boosting the development of the Vietnamese mobile market.

In a category for completed products, the board of judges will award 50 million VND (nearly 2,400 USD) for the first prize, 20 million VND (950 USD) for the second and 10 million VND (nearly 480 USD) for the third. Meanwhile, the board will give 15 million VND (700 USD), 10 million VND and 5 million VND (240 USD) for the top three outstanding ideas, respectively.

Organisers and sponsors will also present awards for exceptional products. Microsoft will give an award worth 20 million VND for an app with creative solutions to solve issue in cities of Vietnam .

Mobogenie, an Android synchronisation software and applications developer, will grant 20 million VND for the most downloaded app at the Mobogenie market. The same amount will also be given to the best ideas or products for the community by TingWorld company.

The awards ceremony will be held in HCM City in the beginning of December.

Participants are required to submit their complete products or ideas from August 1 to September 30 to Xa Hoi Thong Tin magazine, 10 Ha Hoi Street in Hanoi.-VNA