GTE Financial, a credit union headquartered in Tampa, has announced its GTE Got Game competition. The competition challenges developers to create the next big financial gaming application for Android and/or iOS platforms. The winner will be awarded $10,000 plus residual earnings once the app has been released to the public.
“GTE has been successful at staying at the forefront of technology, including gamification,” said Joe Brancucci, president and CEO of GTE Financial. “One way we deliver on our tagline of ‘Going Beyond Money’ is through providing unique and innovative experiences so we’re pleased to open this competition up to the public and bring something original to the mobile financial space.”
Submitted mobile apps must be a game rather than a financial tool or personal financial manager, must be completely original and never-before published, and be fully developed and functioning. Apps may be either entertaining or pragmatic in function, but must provide a clear benefit to the user, have a financial theme or component and be a product suitable for GTE Financial branding and ownership. Submission guidelines and official rules are available at www.gtefinancial.org/game and contestants are urged to read them carefully before submitting their entry.
Submissions must be received by Nov. 21, 2014, and will be judged on creativity, ease of use, brand alignment, market differentiation, sustainability, user benefit, entertainment value, user adoption and monetization potential.
Finalists must be available to present their apps to a panel of GTE judges on Dec. 10, 2014 in Tampa. Developers can find full information on the competition and register and submit their apps at www.gtefinancial.org/game.
About GTE Financial:
GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.7 billion in assets and 21 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving the financial needs of more than 221,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at www.gtefinancial.org.
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