FbStart, a program that helps thousands of developers grow their startups by offering valuable tools & services, worldwide events, and opportunities to engage with the Facebook team, is now accepting entries for its annual Apps of the Year competition. Honoring the most successful FbStart apps, the grand prize winner will receive $100,000 in prizes — $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in Facebook Ad Credit. We're also giving prizes to four additional app developers worth $12,500 each.
A panel of mobile development experts from Facebook and the startup community will judge this year's entries. All apps must be members of FbStart and integrated with Facebook's developer platform to be eligible. Applications are due by May 12, 2016 at 12 am PST.
Apps are evaluated based on the following criteria:
Awards will be given to five startups, each with their own accompanying prizes:
Last year, we honored MomentCam (Android, iOS) as our App of the Year, Whichit (Android, iOS) as our EMEA App of the Year, Qranio (Android, iOS) as our LatAm App of the Year, Workflow (iOS) as our North America App of the Year, and Hunger Crunch (Android, iOS) as our Social Good App of the Year.
We look forward to receiving FbStart member submissions. If you're not a member, apply to FbStart by May 1, 2016 in order to be considered.