Maine Based App Studio Looking For Student Designers

By Amy Jeanroy


An independent app studio in Caribou, Maine is looking for the next big app. 

Students in Maine  have a chance to show off their individual or team talents by creating an app for the Blue Ox App Challenge 2017. Blue Ox hopes to encourage students to create apps that can help them with schoolwork or activities. 

"We hope to foster young people’s interest in technology and promote their use of STEM skills through creative problem-solving." 

Open to students who go to school in Maine (or are homeschooled in Maine), are at least 13 years old, and have not completed high school (or high school equivalency) as of the March 22 contest deadline. Submissions can be entered from individual or team creators, and the finished apps remain the property of the creator(s).

The app must be presented as a project in Android Studio (written in Java) or in Xcode (written in Swift or Objective C). Apps will be tested on an iPad Mini running iOS 10 or a Nexus 7 tablet (2013) running Android 6 (recommended screen resolution for your Android app is 1920 x 1200).

The first place prize is $1,000, second place is $500, and third is $250. 

For complete rules for the Blue Ox App Challenge 2017, visit: