• 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 theme of the competition is “Creating Apps for EXPO.”

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: 30 June 2021.

The Smart Mobile Application Contest will run from: 11-26 July  2021. 

It will be held virtually.

Program Objectives

The Program will :

  • Expand students’ intellectual curiosity
  • Help students build their technical and soft skills through presentations, problem solving, teamwork, communication, social skills, coordination and time management.
  • Spread awareness of computer science, coding and engineering in today’s world
Competition Details

Competition Theme

Applicants should address any challenge related to the upcoming Expo2020 event.

For example:

  • Reservation app to book for exhibitions
  • To learn more about UAE culture and tourism attractions
  • EXPO for young kids activities
  • EXPO market


Competition Judging Criteria

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

Competition Guidelines

  • Student must attend all five days of the short course sessions 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.
  • Group discussions 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 Thursday, 15 July 2021.
  • Online live projects demonstrations will be held on Monday, 19 July 2021.
  • 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. Hassan Barada
  • Dr. Jamal Zemerly

Short Course Instructors:

  • Omkalthoum ElBahsir Hamed
  • Mohammed Madine

Judging Committee:

  • Omkalthoum ElBahsir Hamed
  • Dr. Maha Kadadha 
  • Mohammed Madine

Main Coordinator:

  • Hafsa Al Mansoori
Day 1 (July 11, 2021)

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

Group Photo time.

App Inventor Introduction

Day 2 (July 12, 2021)

App Inventor Course Delivery

Day 3 (July 13, 2021)

App Inventor Course Delivery

Day 4 (July 14, 2021)

App Inventor Course Delivery

Day 5 (July 15, 2021)

Students Feedback Survey.

Competition announcement.

(July 26,2021) Final day of the competition Students Submissions and Demonstrations. Judging and  Awards Ceremony

Smart Mobile Application Contest

You may contact Hafsa Al Mansoori at hafsa.almansoori@ku.ac.ae for consultation about submission.

Applications Submission Deadline:   30 June 2021


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