AppsFire Launches App Star Awards To Find The Next Great iPhone App

Daniel Brusilovsky
TechCrunch.com
Wednesday, October 21, 2009; 6:00 PM

Appsfire, the service for sharing iPhone Apps with anyone, has announced that they are doing a contest called App Star Awards, in partnership with SFR/AppliStore and LeWeb.

The idea is very simple. Anyone that has a legit iPhone application that doesn't require jailbreaking, can submit a 30 second video to the contest, even if the app is not totally finished. 30 clips will be preselected, 10 in each category ? games, entertainment, utility and other. Those clips will be reviewed and rated by a jury (full list below). Three winners, one in each category, will get a check of $1,500 and a free ad campaign with participating partners.

The results will be announced on stage at LeWeb in Paris on December 9th. TechCrunch Europe is organizing the startup competition in partnership with LeWeb.

AppsFire is currently taking pre-registrations on the site, but submissions will open on November 23.

The full list of jury members:

Michael Arrington (TechCrunch)

Loic Le Meur (Seesmic.com)

Marshall Kirkpatrick (ReadWriteWeb.com)

Robert Scoble

Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC)

Jean Francois Caillard (SFR)

Eyal Magen (Gigya)


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