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26November2019

Mini App Contest with 2 Million Rubles in Prizes

Many of you are already familiar with our VK Mini Apps. They allow you call taxis, create QR codes, get cashback, learn the traffic code (and if something didnt go right, pay traffic tickets), release your inner shopaholic or top up transport cards. And these are just the ones with practical uses. There are others that are just for fun, like one in which you can crack open a fortune cookie and see what fate has in store for you.

To recognize the most successful apps and find fresh ideas, we are launching a contest for mini app developers. The winners will share a prize pool of 2 million rubles.

How do I join?

Create your own mini app on the VK Mini Apps platform. You can come up with something specifically for the contest or show us something youve already made the most important thing is that the mini app needs to have been created in 2019. It should also match the requirements for inclusion in the catalog, which can be found in the Services menu on the VK app.

You can enter any number of mini apps into the competition. The application deadline is 21 December. To send in your work or read more about the technical details, take a look at this page: vk.com/miniapps_2019

What kinds of mini apps are most likely to win?

The main aspect the judges will look at is whether the mini app is something that users will want to use every day. So while youre thinking of ideas for your mini app, keep an eye out for ways that it could help you with your everyday needs and activities.

Obviously, technical development and design will also play a role in deciding who wins. The app should look nice and work without errors.

So, who will pick the winners? Well, you will, of course :) As well as the judges. And when it comes to VK Mini Apps, the judges couldnt be more competent: VK Mini Apps Platform Manager, Anton Tsivarev, VK Marketing Director, Alexander Kruglov, and VK CEO, Andrey Rogozov.

How will the prize pool be divided up?

The contest has five categories:

  • Purchases: The best mini app for buying products and ordering services
  • Entertainment: The best entertainment mini app (communication, planning recreational activities, mini apps with game mechanics)
  • Tools: The most useful app (education, planning, reference services)
  • Peoples Choice: The mini app that gets the most votes between 2225 December in the VK Mini Apps community
  • Best Technical Solution: The best use of VK social and game mechanics

The winners of each category receive 300,000 rubles, and those coming in second place receive 100,000 ruble certificates to spend on VK advertising. The results will be announced on 26 December in the VK Mini Apps community.

Mini apps make life easier. Just bring me the pizza already. How many times do I have to keep filling in my address and phone number? Does this sound familiar? With VK Mini Apps, you dont need to install anything or sign in again and again.

So, if youre a developer, then join the contest and make hundreds of thousands of peoples lives better, including those of your friends and family. If you dont know how to program, thats alright. Show this post to someone who knows how, and vot for the winner in December. Be brave and active, and together we will make VK the most convenient platform ever!