Apply for ESA's App Camp

Status Report From: European Space Agency
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013

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Following the success of last year's first ever App Camp organised by ESA, 20 app developers from all over Europe will be invited once again to ESA's ESRIN centre in Frascati, Italy, on 3-10 June. They will have the opportunity to spend the week creating mobile applications using satellite Earth observation data.

Eligible applicants will need to have experience in app development on Android or iOS platforms that can be verified with links to published apps and other references. The 20 lucky developers will be selected by an expert committee involving ESRIN staff.

ESA will provide Internet and access to satellite data for developing mobile applications in five defined categories. The goal is to develop mobile apps using Earth-monitoring data on smartphones, building on the possibilities offered by Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.

Experience in integrating this type of data is, however, is not a pre-requisite to apply for participation in the App Camp.

Selected participants will be able to choose their preferred category and will then be grouped accordingly into teams of four. The winning team - whose members will each receive an iPad3 - will be selected by an ESA jury on the final day.

Developers of the ShareAware app won the top prize during last year's App Camp. ShareAware interconnects people concerned about the environment to understand, learn about, be prepared for or react to various events or remote sensing results.

To apply for the 2013 App Camp, visit Applications will be accepted until 25 March.

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