Maine App Challenge 2018

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About the Maine App Challenge

The Maine App Challenge provides an opportunity for high school students 13 years of age and older, who are Maine residents, to create and present a mobile app of their own design for a chance to win one of three scholarships totaling $10,000. Students may use whichever program they prefer to develop their apps.

Tyler Technologies, a local technology company, brings the latest tech to the public sector. Tyler's software is used by more than 150 school districts in Maine. We hope this experience might turn a student's casual interest in software development into a college major, internship, and eventual career in the Maine computer science and technology industry.

The challenge is an empowering, hands-on learning experience requiring students to identify a purpose and its target audience, design and develop a mobile application that serves the purpose and present the application in a video for review.

Participation is free and students retain ownership of the application, as well as all data rights and intellectual property included in submissions.

Note: Eligibility for participation in the 2017-2018 Maine App Challenge has been updated as of November 7, 2017. Please see the Eligibility section of the Rules for further details.

New This Year!

  • Accepting both Android AND iOS apps
  • $500 prize to the school with the most submissions
  • Open house on November 14 from 6-8PM at 370 US Route 1 in Falmouth Maine

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2017 Winners

2017 Maine App Challenge Winners Nathan Kiesman and Noble Mushtak of Marshwood High School (not pictured Brian Austin)


Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments, including school districts in Maine. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. Tyler’s client base includes more than 15,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. Consistently named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine, Tyler has more than 700 employees located in Yarmouth, Falmouth and Bangor.

Important 2018 Dates
November 14th:
Open House
May 6th:
Entry period ends at 11:59 p.m. EST
June 3rd:
Finalists Award Ceremony