iOS App Development Challenge

Create your own app using tools from Apple!



The iOS App Development Challenge is created by MDS CTS (Apple Authorized Education Specialists) and Rize University Preparation & Career Guidance (UPCG) Program to develop the region’s next generation of app developers and social innovators.

  • During this free, six-month challenge, you will use free resources and tools from Apple to develop an app that will solve a problem in education, health or the environment.
  • You will explore and discover app development skills through a series of virtual workshops. Then you will create an app on your own or collaborate with a team.
  • This challenge could be used on future higher education applications.
  • This challenge is open to UAE students ages 14-18 from all schools in Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra).
Skill-up Programs
31 May - 30 November 2021
Free of charge
  • Ages 14 - 18
Capacity: 400

Awards & Winners

Certificates & prizes will be awarded at the end of the challenge!

Students can participate in either category: Category 1: UX/UI submission only Category 2: Fully developed app

List of materials

  • MacBook
  • Xcode - free to download
  • App design workbook - free to download
  • Develop with Swift guidebooks - free to download

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