Thanks for all your input in the other thread,
really helped to understand what people want. So we have discussed more and created a more organized idea for these App funds / competitions (rather than me just shooting off my ideas alone).
MaidSafe Asia has the funds to kickstart apps, and they really want apps that showcase to newcomers in Asia and overseas what SAFE is really capable of. They want a few solid apps that have clean UI’s to accomplish this. Therefore, we are planning to offer $500 - $2,000 USD range prizes (negotiable based on proposals) paid by them to fund apps in the following categories:
- Messaging App
- Email App
- Anything from MaidSafe Example Apps
- File Upload / manager app (SAFE-FS started one already )
- MaidSafe Solutions themed, clean UI Browser
- Possibly more
We are doing this with full understanding of where SAFE is in development. These apps MUST be made 100% OPEN SOURCE with current APIs and tools available, and coded with the mindset to be easily extensible / updatable with new data types and functions once those become available in Alpha 2 from MaidSafe. So the code must be readable, organized and clean so that the functions can be rewritten as needed in the future.
They want these apps to be ready for the wider global audience ASAP as they are always planning events, so developers please feel free to give proposals for anything in these areas right below, in the replies here. They have the money and the drive to make things happen NOW!