After launching FbStart last year, we've accepted thousands of mobile apps into the program and helped these developers grow their startups by offering crucial tools like ad credits, analytics, email marketing, device testing and credit card processing. Today, we are announcing FbStart Apps of the Year, our inaugural awards program to recognize the most successful apps among our members.
We will reach out directly to members with instructions on how to nominate their apps for the awards, and we will announce the winners at F8 in March. We will be awarding a grand prize of $50,000 and $25,000 in Facebook Ad Credit to the FbStart App of the Year. The awards will be judged by a panel of experts in mobile development who come from Facebook and the startup community.
After receiving instructions, startups in the program can nominate their apps for the awards until March 9th, 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. Apps must be integrated with Facebook Platform or use Parse to be eligible. Startups not yet in FbStart can apply to be a member by March 7th in order to be considered for the awards. Before submitting, please read our Official Rules.
We'll be considering apps based on the following principles:
We plan to give out awards to five startups this year, each with their own accompanying prizes:
We look forward to receiving FbStart member submissions and reviewing before F8.