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Create your own SMS application with ForgetMeNot Africa and launch it on the Econet Zimbabwe network

There’s an amazing opportunity in Zimbabwe to create your own apps business. ForgetMeNot Africa, Jumpstart Community, TechZim and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe are working in partnership to offer the chance for Zimbabwean developers to create new SMS applications. Details of the ForgetMeNot Africa Optimiser Platform can be found here.

Successful developers will earn revenue for apps that are successfully launched in Zimbabwe on the FMNA platform, and the winning team/individual receive up to 3 iPads and $2,000 seed capital. The ForgetMeNot Africa team will provide consistent support and mentoring for all developers and there’s even a potential opportunity to have your app launched in other countries where FMNA operates.

Key dates:

• 27th March – JumpStart Community Launch Event (18:00 at the Harare Club)

• 28th March – Workshops with FMNA technical personnel (08:00 and 13:00 at the Harare Club)

• 20th April – Ideas Deadline

• 2nd May – Shortlist Announced

• 19th May – TestDrive final (at the Harare Club)

To enter:

1. Become a member of the Jumpstart Community

2. Register as a developer on the FMNA platform

3. Submit your app onto the Econet eTXT platform

For more information on the Zimbabwe ZeTXT apps challenge visit the official website, and join the official ForgetMeNot Developers Facebook page

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