Windows Phone Apps:


iOS, Android or Blackberry Apps:

Family Alert

Honorable Mention:

Project Tranz

Congratulations to all participants!

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What is Openness Ideas?

The Openness Ideas competition is addressed to all those who created, or want to create, a mobile application with Azure backend.

Can I try Azure for free?

Yes. You can use Microsoft Azure free trial by following this link »

How can I develop mobile apps with Azure?

Here are several free courses for cross-platform mobile app development using Azure as backend:

How can I participate?

All you have to do is add a short description of the submitted mobile application in English (at least 250 words), add images of the application and a link to the app`s Windows Phone Store, Google Play Market, Apple App Store or Blackberry World page.

Apps are submitted through Facebook, which makes the application process quick, smooth and doesn`t require adding your personal information.

What is the deadline?

You have approximately 2 months to send in your Apps, from 6.04.2015 to 26.05.2015 (including). During that time Openness Ideas Community can vote for your App.

Remember! The sooner you submit your App the more time you give the Community to vote for it.

What can I win?


A Digital Marketing Campaign for your App.

In Windows Phone category:
R50,000 App Campaign executed by Microsoft

In iOS, Android or Blackberry category:
R50,000 App Campaign executed by iProspect

It is not possible to win in both categories.

Who evaluates the Apps?

Each App gathers points, which are the sum of submitted votes that have been added under the entry: 1 vote = 1 point.

You can encourage Openness Ideas Community to vote for you by sharing your App through Facebook or Twitter.