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FbStart – Facebook’s Apps Of The Year Competition

Facebook’s “Apps Of The Year Competition” will award the most successful mobile apps!

To be eligible, app must be the member of FbStart which is a new program from Facebook designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their apps.

The competing apps have to be integrated with Facebook’s developer platform. If you’re not a member, you can apply to FbStart by 1st of May in order to be considered.

The most successful FbStart apps will be judged based on the following criteria:

Growth and engagement:

Is the app growing quickly? Has the app entered new markets, or done a good job retaining new users? Does the app demonstrate potential for growth?

Experience and design:

Is the design optimized for the best customer experience? Does it have a streamlined look and feel?

Efficiency at scale:

How does the app use Facebook or other third party tools to make app development and iteration efficient?

Leveraging Facebook:

Are Facebook developer tools an integral part of the app? Do they improve the app’s user experience?


Awards will be given to five startups:

  • FbStart App of the Year will receive $50,000 cash prize, $50,000 in Facebook Ad Credit, and a 1:1 mentorship session with one of the panel judges.
  • Three Regional Apps of the Year will be chosen from four global regions (APAC, EMEA, Latin America and North America), excluding the App of the Year’s region. The prize for each winner is $5,000 cash, and $7,500 in Facebook Ad Credit.
  • Social Good App of the Year will be given to an app that seeks to solve community needs or promote social issues. Winner will receive $5,000 cash prize, and $7,500 in Facebook Ad Credit.

Competition is organised by FbStart – a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their apps.

Applications are due by May 12, 2016 at 12 am PST.

To find out more, check out the Apps of the Year website.

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