AT&T is accepting entries for its second annual Big Mobile On Campus Challenge, a mobile app development contest for higher-ed students and staff. Would-be BMOC Challenge contestants have until September 30 to submit their entries.
AT&T's challenge is for full-time and part-time students and staff of accredited or degree-issuing colleges or universities in the US.
AT&T will announce the winners in October and will award a $10,000 scholarship to the winning individual or team at EduCause Annual Conference, November 3 to 6. AT&T will also give the winner a mobile device of choice--each member of a team will receive one--and a trip to EduCause. Two runners-ups--whether individual or team--will receive a $5,000 scholarship and mobile device for each entrant.
Last year, Stanford sophomores Kayvon Beykpour and Aaron Wasserman, along with other team members--won the contest with iStanford, a free iPhone app that enables users to access a campus map and course catalog, email professors and get news and information about school sports and other activities.
The latest version of the iStanford app allows users to add and drop courses, check grades, and even find the location of the on-campus shuttle bus in real-time.
If you think you're going to need help developing an iPhone app, check out Stanford's free online app programming class, which AppCraver wrote about a short while ago.
For full contest rules, application forms and more details visit Big Mobile on Campus Challenge.
Here's a look at last year's AT&T BMOC Challenge winner, iStanford: