Google Chrome App Developer Challenge



The Challenge

Create a Chrome based app that helps children aged between 6-10 years read better. The app should address one or more of the following three reading themes, Decoding the ability to put together letters and sounds to form words), Comprehension ( the ability to understand and relate to what one is reading) and Reading for Joy (the ability to take interest in the act of reading) Read the  Problem Statements here!



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Did you miss the Hackathon??  Check our blog for a recap!

UPDATE: Winning Apps of Google Chrome App Developer Challenge :

1. Kahani link

2. Action Story link

3. Race With Words link

We are glad to announce that Dr. Sugata Mitra will be joining us for  Hangout On Air on 3rd November 2014. Dr. Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England. He is best known for his “Hole in the Wall” experiment, and widely cited in works on literacy and education. He is Chief Scientist, Emeritus, at NIIT. He is also the winner of the TED Prize 2013.

Catch The full HANGOUT ON AIR with Dr. Sugata Mitra here


  • The team that designs the best App will be gifted a Chromebook by Google.
  • Top Three Apps will be featured on the Google Chrome Webstore for a period of three months. 

The winners will also be felicitated at an award ceremony by USAID ‘s READ Alliance. In addition to this, READ Alliance will explore engagements with implementation partners to facilitate the piloting of the winning apps amongst children from underprivileged or marginalized communities.

Important Dates

(If there are any changes, then participants will be informed through e – mail.)

17th , October 2014  Shortlisted Apps Announced.

3rd November 2014 Three Winning Apps Announced.


Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions have been made to ensure that the hackathon is both an enjoyable platform as well as a productive endeavor. Please read them carefully before participating in this event and clarify doubts before you formally register. Link to Instructions for signing Terms and Conditions, Click here

Contact us

For any help or doubts please feel free to contact the below members from the organizing team

Hackathon Process and Mentoring

Nita Aggarwal:
Deeksha Ahuja:

Technical Inputs 

Dushyantsinh Jadeja:

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