372 applications for Sberbank competition

372 applications for Sberbank competitionParticipants from more than 10 countries developed mobile applications for the competition launched by Sberbank, the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the bank Viktor Orlovsky reported CNews. Developers of mobile applications submitted more than 370 works for the competition. Winners will be announced on September, 24.

Recall that the competition for the developers of mobile applications dedicated to the Olympic Games in Sochi was announced by Sberbank in early August, 2012. Under the terms of the competition, participants had to submit their mobile applications for iOS, Android and HTML5 till September 10, 2012.

To ease the task, the contestants were asked to use a software platform ibuildapp.com.

According to Viktor Orlovsky, the contest became another experiment in crowdsourcing technology for the bank. He believes that some of contestants’ ideas could be used to create the official mobile application of Sberbank in the future.

Applications for the competition were submitted according to six categories: Sberbank: health and sports, Sberbank and the Olympics: entertainment, Sberbank and the Olympics: useful services, Sberbank and Me, Sberbank in my city and About Sberbank with love.

The winner in each category will be awarded 200K RUR, those who took the second and third places 50K RUR and 20K RUR correspondingly. The total prize pool is 1M 620K.