CALLING ALL STUDENT APP BUILDERS: MobileMakersEdu Build Your Own App Contest 2019

An entrepreneurial mindset includes the skill of problem solving. Coding helps to build this soft skill, and provides the hard skills needed to work in STEM or be a software developer.

The MobileMakersEdu Build Your Own App Contest deepens this kind of learning by encouraging students to go outside of their comfort zone and learn something new in the iOS Swift coding language. This initiative also encourages students to explore resources available to professional software developers, a skill which will support them no matter their post high school interests.

Details below, contact with any questions!  Good luck!



An out of the classroom contest that encourages current MobileMakersEdu students to develop their own app which makes use of a new framework or Swift concept not already covered in the MobileMakersEdu course.


To help students push themselves to be resourceful and have grit in order to learn something new in Swift without the direct support of a teacher. Plus, students will get the opportunity to receive feedback from Mobile Makers alumni, instructors, and developers, in addition to other great prizes.


Now! Apps and videos must be submitted to the linked form by 11:59PM CDT on June 14, 2019.


Students can work independently or with up to two partners, who are also Mobile Makers High School students or graduates, to develop an app which requires learning something new in the Swift programming language.


  • Who can submit?  Students currently enrolled in a Mobile Makers High School course are eligible to participate.
  • Deadline?  App and video submissions are due by June 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM CDT to the form.
  • All students are required to submit a zipped version of their app project, as well as a link to a three minute or less video which covers the following information:
    • Defines the problem the app solves
    • Demos of how to use the app
    • Introduces all of the members of the team with provides descriptions of what they did
    • States the name of the students’ teacher
  • Both students and teachers have the opportunity to win great prizes, including mentoring from professional iOS app developers and Apple App Store gift cards.


1st Place Team

  • One hour of mentoring and consulting with a professional software developer
  • $25 Apple Gift Card for each team member
  • MobileMakersEdu T-shirt

Teacher of the 1st Place Team

  • Invitation to be featured in an Uncharted Learning blog post
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Special shout out to your administration

2nd Place Team

  • $15 App Store & iTunes Gift Card for each team member
  • MobileMakersEdu T-shirt

3rd Place Team

  • $10 App Store & iTunes Gift Card for each team member
  • MobileMakersEdu T-shirt


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