The Mobile Developer Challenge 2013 Overview  

Entries are CLOSED

Please fill out this simple form to submit your entry! You'll have to sign in with a valid Salesforce ID first - your Developer Edition credentials are perfect for this purpose.

How it works

The competition starts now! Here is what you need to know about participating:

  • The objective of the challenge is for mobile-specific apps. See our new Mobile Services Site for tools to get started. 
  • You may work individually, or in teams.
  • Build your mobile app using or interfacing with the Salesforce Platform 
  • Your app must be purpose built for this challenge
  • To submit your entry you will be asked to provide:
    A title and description for your application
    A public demonstration video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, maximum 2 minutes in length
    A public GitHub repository link where we can find your source code that will be shared with all

Competition Dates

The competition starts April 26, 2013 and ends June 3, June 10, 2013 at 5 PM Pacific time (extended one week!).  Submissions are currently CLOSED.



While the pride of winning is often its own sufficient reward, we thought you should be able to take yourselves out to a nice dinner, too. Winners will take home American Express gift cards in the following denominations:

1st place - $10,000
2nd place - $5,000
3rd place - $1,000



Your submission will be judged by a jury of technology experts on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the theme and objective. That is, building mobile apps.
  • Originality of implementation. We will review your technical work and evaluate it's merit.
  • Usability and user experience - easy to use and intuitive are particularly important in mobile apps.


Check out our new Mobile Services pages, with guides on getting started, resources listings, downloads and more!

Official Rules and the Legalese

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