The finalists for the Yapı Kredi’s mobile application development contest FikriMobil were announced on May 26. The winner of the contest was awarded a trip to Silicon Valley and the top three teams received a total sum of 30K TL in cash.
Out of 401 applications received from all around Turkey 9 teams were able to make it to the final stage of the contest. After the meticulous assessment of the jury, Scode project, aiming to improve coding skills at younger ages by using gamification techniques, was selected winner of the competition. The project team was awrded a trip to Silicon Valley as well as 10K TL cash prize and right to participate in the Microsoft Summer School.
Other than the top 3 teams in the contest, some finalist teams also received various prizes provided by the sponsors. For instance, Molocate, the social media application which gives its users the ability to check-in to places using videos received IBM Developer Works Premium Membership for a full year and the movie recommendation app Moodie, won the right to participate into the Pre-Incubation Program in KWORKS Entrepreneurship Research Center.