Facebook announces winners of its 2019 Developer Circles Community Challenge

Facebook announces winners of its 2019 Developer Circles Community Challenge
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Facebook has announced the winners of this year's Developer Circles Community Challenge during their iD8 conference in Nairobi.

The challenge aims to support and highlight global developers using technologies such as React360 and Spark AR for impactful projects.

Facebook introduced 140 “Build Days” this year which provided an opportunity for participants to meet up offline and build with developers in their local areas.

Here are the overall winners of this year’s challenge:

First prize ($25,000): 

Fun with English (Indonesia) 

An education experience built on HTML5 Games, designed to support young learners as they build their skills in English.

Second prize ($15,000): 

Roar (India) 

A Spark AR experience helping people affected by ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that restricts bodily movement, to communicate by blinking and winking.

Third prize ($10,000): 

HeadBoard (Ukraine) 

An augmented reality game that enables players to navigate an immersive set of obstacles using facial gestures.

Here are the winners of specific categories:

Productivity & Utility ($10,000):

Aptero (Mauritius)

An immersive virtual reality tool for meetings and collaboration, built using React360

Gaming & Entertainment ($10,000):

ColorMax (Pakistan)

A rich learning and creativity tool, built using HTML5 Games

Social Good ($10,000):

HealthPro (Cameroon)

An interactive hub for discovering important health and medical information, built using React 360

Pre-existing ($7,000):

Cadenza (Canada)

A playful rhythm-based game, built using HTML5 Games

For the top overall prizes, Facebook invited the regional winners from October to update their solutions and resubmit them.

You can search for and join your free local Facebook Developer Circle here.

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