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Recently, Otago innovation Ltd (part of Otago university) held the event called ‘Appstar’, an app idea competition. The competition was so people with a great idea for a smart phone app could enter it online and the top 5 would battle it out live, dragons den style.
Each finalist had five minutes to present their app idea to a panel of judges and the audience. The winner received $20,000 towards the development of the app and a cut of the profits.
Overall, there were 108 entries, including a last minute ‘oh why not’ entry from me.
Carry on reading to see who won!…Read More
Do you have a burning idea for an app but no coding skills to turn it into reality? Well, this could be your big opportunity. Leading kiwi developers Carnival Labs, who have worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Dreamworks, Intel, Air New Zealand and the New Zealand Herald, are running a competition where you could win their time for a day, during which they will turn your app idea into the real deal.
All you need to do is let Carnival Labs know what you want to do (the full details are set out in the press release below) and their panel of judges will decide the best one. The winner will win the source code and will even be able to upload it to the App Store. Entries close 20/12 so get your thinking hats on and keep reading for the full press release.…Read More
UPDATE: This competition has now closed. We are currently going through your awesome entries and we’ll let you know who has won once we know.
UPDATE 2: The competition was won by MrGadget who has been notified via email. Thanks to all our entrants and congratulations to MrGadget!
As we mentioned the other day, we’ve teamed up with Vonage to celebrate the launch of their Time to Call app by giving away a shiny new 32GB WiFi iPad 2 to one lucky reader (although we originally had to pull out the folks at Vonage have been amazing and have made it possible for us to run it).
All you need to do to enter is hit the comments of this post and tell us in 500 characters or less the following: if you had 15 minutes to call anyone past, present or future, who would you call and what would you talk to them about?
Your answer can be serious or funny, fact or fiction, so get creative and get writing.…Read More
To celebrate the launch of Vonage’s Time to Call app, we’re joining top kiwi tech blogs Geekzone and ben.geek.nz as well as dozens of international sites to each give away a shiny new 32GB WiFi iPad 2. Geekzone’s competition is running right now and we’ll be running our competition from 16th to 20th August, so check back then for the full details. In the meantime head on over to callsfromsmartphone.com to check out the full schedule for all the other competitions. We can’t wait to kick off the competition for the most exciting prize we’ve ever had to give away to one of our lucky readers, so we hope you’ll join us on August 16th.
UPDATE: Great News! The fantastic folks at Vonage have agreed to let us run the competition for New Zealand residents only and have agreed to us blocking international traffic. You may be thinking “wtf, you are blocking international traffic?!?” but we have to to keep the costs down. If we leave it open whilst the competition is running it could cost us a fortune. Anyway… head over to this post to check the competition out.
With much regret, we are having to cancel our involvement in this promotion. As this is a globally-promoted competition, the cost of receiving the international traffic that it would attract would cripple us financially. Apologies to all.…
On the back of our look at TomTom 1.7 and the new HD Traffic service, TomTom got in touch with us and have given us an awesome prize pack to give away. So without further ado check out what’s up for grabs below.
Update 2: With nearly 300 entries we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Ashley Mayo. Thanks to all who entered.
Update: The competition is now closed and we will be selecting a winner at random shortly.…Read More
Is your iPhone 3G / 3GS / 4 or iPad 1 / 2 feeling a little tired? Does it need a nice new outfit to breathe some life back into it? Well, the lovely people at Chillicase.co.nz have you covered. They’ve supplied us with three snazzy cases, and all you need to do is tell us why you deserve to win one. Keep reading for details of what’s up for grabs and how to win.…Read More
When we visited the NZ iDev Un-Conference waaaaay back last year, there was a time slot set aside for ‘Show and Tell’. One app that caught our eye was Sudoku Real Edition for the iPad by New Zealand husband and wife developers David & Amy Jones.
Now, Sudoku Real Edition 2 has been approved by Apple and we have a sneak peek at what’s in store (or going to be on Saturday). We also managed to catch up with David & Amy for a bit of a chat to find out more about their apps, what’s new in version 2, oh and we’ve got hold of three promo codes to giveaway. Continue reading to see more.…Read More