Apps of the year award by facebook

Apps of the year award by facebook

Happy news for mobile apps developers.

Facebook has started a global program FbStart to motivate mobile app startups. Facebook jury will give 'Apps of the Year Awards' to most successful startup for native mobile apps. Startup will get $160,000 in prize.

FbStart helps startup to grow their business through various tool and money. They give prize every year to motivate mobile app startups.

FbStart consider apps under following categories on the basis of performance of apps.

Track Basis

Bootstarp: When an app launched recently and it does not have lots of traffic.

Accelerate: When an app is working very good and fast but looking to scale it.


Social Good Apps: Apps used for Non-profits and NGOs who cares people.

Games: Apps used for games


  1. Apps of the Year Awards (Five winners): $160,000 in prizes to five companies worldwide.
  2. Global App of the Year (One winner): $100,000 ($50,000 in cash and $50,000 in Facebook advertising credit). It also include mentorship from facebook team to grow business.
  3. Regional App of the Year (three winners): $15,000 per winner ($7,500 in cash and $7,500 in Facebook advertising credit).
  4. Social Good App of the Year (One winner): $15,000 ($7,500 in cash and $7,500 in Facebook advertising credit).


  1. Only FbStart member is eligible to participate in this competition. If you are not a FbStart member you can apply at
  2. All apps must have used Facebook's developer tools, otherwise it will not be considered.
  3. Only native IOS and andriod mobile apps can apply for it.
  4. Regional finalist has to submit a video of 60-90 seconds for judges to review.

Jury Member

Each and every entries will be judged by esteemed panel of mobile development experts, investors, startup founders, and Facebook.

They judge entries on the following criteria:

  1. 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?
  2. Experience and design: Is the design optimized for the best user experience? Does it have a streamlined look and feel?
  3. Efficiency at scale: How does the app use Facebook or other third-party tools to make app development and iteration efficient?
  4. Leveraging Facebook Platform: Are Facebook Developer products an integral part of the app? Do they improve any of the above three areas?


  1. Submisstion starts on March 30, 2017
  2. If you are not a FbStart member, you must apply for FbStart by April 15, 2017 in order to be considered.
  3. When you became FbStart member, you can submit an application for Apps of the year . Submission deadline is on May 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM PST.


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