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Apply for the DevCon Alpha Developers Contest for Nigerians, over $300k in Prize

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Verve International is partnering with MobileMonday Nigeria, Microsoft and Nokia to bring the Verve Payment SDK to the individuals and businesses that are going to lead the Mobile Commerce boom in Nigeria. Nigeria with over 26 million debit cards in Nigeria Nigeria seems to be ready for the Mobile Commerce revolution.

Consequently, MobileMonday Nigeria is hosting a developer contest tagged “Build with Verve: Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Edition”. The contest is aimed at spurring developers to integrate the Verve Payment SDK into their Windows Phone and WIndows 8 Applications in order to accept payments and offer in-app purchases.

At the DevCon Alpha Developer Contest, Participants stand the chance of winning $300,000 in Advertising and Prize Money. This allows the winner to get more downloads and reach a wider audience while focusing on making the application better through updates (new features and bug fixes).

Verve’s mission is to transform the way payments are done by providing alternatives that meet the specific needs of all African consumers and business. And the Payment SDK for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 is a step in the right direction.


Step 1: Download the “DevCon Alpha” app from the Windows Phone Store here ( bit.ly/devconalphaapp ).

You’ll need the following to complete your registration

  1. A Windows Phone 8 Device to install the App on.
  2. A Verve Card (obtainable from your financial institution or at https://www.verveinternational.com/giftcard ) to pay the token fee of 100 NGN required to complete registration.

If you are unable to pay, kindly contact Akinbobola at bobola@momonigeria.org .

After registration, you’ll receive an email with details on the next steps you are to take.

Step 2: Study the documentation that describes how to integrate the Payment SDK into your Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Application. Check out the documentation at the Interswitch Connect Website

Step 3: Start Building your App!


  • Nigerians from any part of the World
  • Registration with momonigeria


31st of March 2014

For more details hit this link.

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