• Students currently enrolled in a Mobile Makers High School course are eligible to participate.

  • App and video submissions are due by June 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM CSTto the following form:  

  • All students are required to submit a zipped version of their app project folder, as well as a link to a three minute or less video which covers the following information:

    • Introduces all of the members of the team and provides descriptions of what they did

    • States the name of the school and students’ teacher

    • Defines the problem the app solves

    • Explains how the app solves the problem

    • Demos the app

    • Explains why this app should win the contest




An out of the classroom contest that encourages students to develop their own app which makes us of a new framework or Swift concept not already covered in the Mobile Makers 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 Contest Submission Form by 11:59PM CST on June 11, 2017.


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



3rd Place Team

  • MobileMakersEdu t-shirt for each team member

2nd Place Team

  • $10 iTunes Gift Card for each team member

  • MobileMakersEdu t-shirt for each team member

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 for each team member

Teacher of the 1st Place Team

  • Featured blog post

  • Certificate of recognition

  • Special shout out to your administration



We’re on a mission to help students build the confidence and skills they need to work in a STEM industry, be a software developer, and grow as independent problem solvers. Mobile Makers’ 2017 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 Swift. 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.