Contest: Win one of three $100 prepaid cards, courtesy of the MasterCard N>XT Developer Challenge

Ian Hardy

July 22, 2013 11:19am

Mobile payments in Canada have seen a relatively slow adoption rate, but a few weeks ago MasterCard launched a 2-day challenge for Canadian developers to create the “next big innovation in mobile payments.”

The event is called “MasterCard N>XT” and will happen on September 28th and 29th in Toronto. As we stated before, there’s $30,000 is up for grabs: A $10,000 prize for the professional app developer category, a $10,000 prize for the student category, and a people’s choice prize of $10,000. A total of 20 developer teams will be competing to build the next greatest app and to celebrate the challenge, we’re hosting a contest for a chance to win one of three $100 prepaid cards.

This contest will end on August 1st and to enter you simply tell us in a Tweet what app you need that hasn’t been developed yet. Include the hashtag #MasterCardNXT.

Check out the video below to learn more. Developer registration is now open here.

  • Mayoo

    In before “Google Wallet should be used” … which is true.

  • dwmurray57

    Fully FUNCTIONAL electronic wallet that works with ALL major credit cards. Getting tired of the unique apps per bank / transaction type.

  • rgl168

    The reasons for “Mobile payments in Canada have seen a relatively slow adoption rate” is because everyone wants total control. The banks, the carriers, etc., all want control over the entire process. Meanwhile, all they need is to sign a piece of paper with Google and we’ll have a mass mobile payment system in Canada in no time.

  • Kevin Ahoy

    I want an Instagram app for BB10!

  • Richard D Hall

    Multi-platform applications need to be developed for all users.

  • mistycarole
  • anita

    I want to develop an app that can be programmed by the user. In this app the category will be a students class and will act like a glossary of terms or interesting facts that the user will likely need to know or cross reference in an enrolled class. (voice activated option or keyed in)

  • gleib

    An app to evaluate and choose the best Smartphone

  • Tammy Hedden

    one that would have companies utilize the visa debit cards more !!more and more banks are using them now …

  • mamyo

    Thanks and good luck

  • mamyo

    An app to evaluate and choose the best Smartphone