Apps For Elections

Welcome to MOBILE AMERICA (people hackathon), a nationwide event bringing citizens and developers together to build MOBILE AMERICA. This is a hackathon inspired by America itself–an event for the people, by the people.

Are you a concerned citizen with ideas on how technology could solve social problems?

A developer with the knowledge, technical skills, vision, and desire to contribute to the future? Here’s your opportunity to develop an app that contributes to America, and win prizes!

Our judges will select first and second place winners in each of three categories: Windows Phone apps, Windows Azure apps, and Windows 8 prototypes. Winners in each category will receive:

  • $1,500 for the first place winner
  • $500 and a Windows Phone Device with an approximate Retail Value (ARV) of $449.99 for the second place winner

Winners will be published on this page for 30 days following the winner announcement.

How to enter
Hurry…contest ends July 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM PST!

The contest begins at 6:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on May 14, 2012 and ends at 6:00 PM PST on July 31, 2012 ("Entry Period"). Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible.

If you have questions, please contact us at

Note: Open only to partners, developers, and hobbyists 18+ who are residents of the 50 US (includes D of C). Contest ends 7/31/2012. For Official Rules, click HERE.

Notice to all U.S. government employees (including military and public education personnel): In an effort to comply with Microsoft giving rules, government employees may participate in the contest but will not be eligible for receiving any prizes. Further information on Microsoft compliance with U.S. government gift and ethics rules can be found here.