• About
  • Competition Details
  • Committees
  • Agenda
  • Registration

The Smart Mobile Application Contest is an introductory course and competition to mobile applications development for grade 9, 10, and 11 students. The competition’s theme will be developing apps for “Education in the next fiftieth”.

Participating students will explore basic app technologies and learn how to create their own mobile apps using drag and drop programming blocks.

Applications Submission Deadline: 24 July 2022.

The Smart Mobile Application Contest will run from: 9-16 August 2022.

It will be held virtually.


Program Objectives

The Program will include:

  • Students’ intellectual curiosity should be expanded.
  • Assisting students in developing technical and soft skills through presentations, problem
  • solving, teamwork, communication, social skills, coordination, and time management.
  • Raise awareness of computer science, coding, and engineering in today’s world.
Competition Details

Competition Theme

Applicants should address any challenge related to the current UAE 2022 theme of the year, “The Year of Distinction and Precedence.” The application should be in line and look forward to the UAE’s next 50 years with “determination, creativity, and skills,” with emphasis on education, trade, production, and culture. According to our background, we will be focusing on the field of STEM education, such as media learning, education tools, education services, etc. Students need to describe how the application is related to the theme. 


Competition Judging Criteria

Idea Originality and Value 30%
Application Implementation and Functionality 40%
Application Quality 20%
Culturally focused 10%


Competition Guidelines

  • A student must attend all sessions of the 4-day short courses to be eligible to participate in the competition. 
  • A team of two students will submit only one project for the competition. Name your team.
  • Project should be related to the given theme. Name your project.
  • Any assistance from outside the team is not permitted.
  • Discussions with other groups during the course is encouraged, but is not permitted during the competition itself.
  • Copying a project or a complete part of a project from anywhere, including the internet, is not permitted.
  • Competition theme and details will be announced on Friday, 12 August 2022.
  • Online live projects demonstrations will be held on Tuesday, 16 August 2022.
  • The project and recorded demo video should be submitted before the demonstration time (submission instructions will be shared later).
  • Late submissions will be ruled out.

Steering Committee

  • Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi
  • Dr. Mohamed Al Shehhi
  • Dr. Jamal Zemerly

Short Course Instructors

  • Eng. Omkalthoum ElBahsir Hamed
  • Eng. Ghebrebrhan WelditGebrehans
  • Mohamed Nagy Mostafa

Judging Committee

  • Eng.Omkalthoum ElBahsir Hamed
  • Eng. Ghebrebrhan WelditGebrehans
  • Mohamed Nagy Mostafa

Main Coordinator

  • Hafsa Al Mansoori
Day 1 (9 August 2022)

Orientation and Program launching and setting up students’ devices and systems.

App Inventor Introduction

App Inventor Course Delivery

Day 2 (10 August 2022)

App Inventor Course Delivery

Day 3 (11 August 2022)

App Inventor Course Delivery

Day 4 (12 August 2022)

App Inventor Course Delivery

Students Feedback Survey

Competition Announcement

Demo Day (16 August 2022)

Final Day of the Competition

Students Submissions and Demonstrations



Registration Closed