wi-tribe Unites Global Giants to Revolutionize Pakistan’s Tech Industry

wi-tribe-BazaarWe told you earlier about wi-tribe Bazaar, a first of its kind software buy-sell portal for local market, where local developers can submit their web/mobile applications and games to grab revenues through sale of apps.

Taking its commitment further towards local software development, wi-tribe has gone a step ahead with the announcement of Pakistan Developers’ Challenge 2012 (PDC 2012); bringing together the greatest young minds of Pakistan onto one, single pioneering platform.

Sure this is a an effort to be appreciated as wi-tribe has offered a platform where Pakistani developers can sell and monetize their software, bringing together the local communities, with local content, on a simple and easy-to-use platform.

Bringing together academia and global technology industry giants – HEC, Microsoft, Intel, [email protected] and Dell – the PDC 2012 invites students, graduates, aspiring developers, professionals and virtually anyone in the development community to be part of the contest.

wi-tribe Bazaar supports both Windows Desktop and various Mobile app platforms, in recognition of the opportunity that a local market of 22 million internet users has to offer.

sidebuttonsTalking about PDC2012, Mustafa Peracha, CEO, wi-tribe Pakistan said, “wi-tribe Bazaar is our effort to support and encourage the local IT industry and software developers in particular. For us, Bazaar is a forum for and by Pakistani software developers. At wi-tribe, we are only acting as a catalyst by providing the platform. Feeling strongly about the potential this platform offers towards the growth of the local IT industry, we expect great things to come out of the Pakistan Developers’ Challenge 2012. PDC 2012 seeks to offer a rewarding opportunity to Pakistan’s flourishing developers’ community, ushering in a new era of commercial viability for Pakistan’s technology industry.”

 

wi-tribe Bazaar is powered by scratch cards, allowing software purchase through wi-tribe scratch cards, available at over 700 locations throughout its cities of operations. Software applications can be priced to match multiple denominations of wi-tribe scratch cards, at the developers’ discretion. wi-tribe Bazaar also offers hundreds of free applications, supporting developers in building and reaching a larger, previously untapped market. wi-tribe Bazaar is not exclusive to wi-tribe customers. Instead, it is open to developers nationwide, be it students, graduates, young professionals or businesses.

 

Participating contestants are challenged to win from 17 award categories, while also gaining from numerous other career boosting opportunities.

How to Participate:

To register for the contest, interested developers can visit http://bazaar.wi-tribe.pk/ for instructions and important dates.

Additionally, they can follow @witribeBazaar on twitter for news and updates.

Awards & Cash Prizes:

With PDC 2012, you can win a number of cash prize awards, based on the following categories:

  • PDC 2012 Grand prize
  • Runner up – Best Software
  • Best Student Software
  • Most Popular Software (Highest number of downloads)
  • Highest Rating (Best ratings submitted)
  • Exclusive Jury Awards:
    • Best concept
    • Best design and UI
  • Awards for best of each category:
    • Anti-virus & anti-spam
    • Business
    • Communication
    • Games
    • Graphics
    • Internet and Networking
    • Mobile Applications
    • PC Widgets
    • System Utilities
  • Biggest contributor award (institutions only)

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Ali Ahmad

    I think this is a brilliant idea with a tons of opportunities but Wi tribe completely fails to properly market this.

    I only heard about this in article and there is nothing the next day.

    There is a dire need of some aggressive marketing mind behind this

    • admin

      Ali bahi its probably too early to complain about not knowing it. We were first to break it I believe.

      • Ahsan

        BREAK? :O Almost 15 days old thing.

  • Muhammad Anas

    Yes, Ali seems to be right, I just read it here for first time.
    But in Witribe`s Website (T&Cs) its written that
    “The Challenge will starts from “April 13, 2012“ at 00:01 Pakistan Standard Time (PST). Submissions and Entry or
    Entries received after May 30, 2012 23:59 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) will not be entered in the Challenge.“

  • Copper

    Software needs time to develop. With the existing time frame, it looks like only those with prepared software can participate

  • ignacio

    Of course is marketing but it still a good idea

  • Khan Sahib

    It seems that propakistani is the first to break the news in the media. wi-tribe hasn’t made public media announcement, only on their own communities and partner sites.

  • Khan Sahib

    The prize money being offered for this contest is reasonable, with realistic expectations and allowing virtually anyone in Pakistan to take part.

    The thing I like most is how it’s not a closed environment or simply restricted to just wi-tribe customers – it’s open to all it seems.

  • Gul

    It is a very good opportunity for talented Pakistani Developers. Though the price money is very less as compared to such contests in India or Europe but even then it will help to promote developer culture in Pakista.