With over 175 million users worldwide, Facebook is continuously exploring new ways to improve our international user experience. We recently challenged our international community of developers to build engaging apps for our French and Spanish speaking users, and we're proud to announce that we've selected two Grand Prize winners.
While our “Translations” application helps our international users connect with their friends and family more easily, we wanted to offer our users an even more customized experience on Facebook through social applications. Over the course of four months, we received more than 150 applications for The Facebook French and Spanish Application Contests, from talented developers around the world.
Our Grand Prize winners were selected based on the following guidelines as judged by the Facebook Platform team--evidence of native language skills, intimate knowledge of the country and expertise of engaging and meaningful applications. Today, we’re here to announce the winners, who will be awarded 10,000 Euros each.
French Grand Prize Winner: Pour un nouveau capitalisme - The "For a New Capitalism" application uses slideshows and quizzes to teach users about “Social Business” and encourages them to submit ideas for how capitalism can be ecological, socially transformative, and profitable. These ideas will be voted on, and the winner will be invited to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mohammed Yunis, on March 6th, in Paris!
Spanish Grand Prize Winner: Publistars- A game show to test your knowledge of the advertising world. You can play among your friends in more than nine different mini-games with over 5,000 questions.
Congratulations to the winners! For additional details, please check out the French Application Page or Spanish Application Page. We hope to continue seeing meaningful international experiences built in the near future.