Apple announced in late 2023 that the Swift Student Challenge application window would begin in February. As promised, it is now asking young people to apply for the worldwide developer contest in 2024.
It’s a fantastic venue for aspiring developers to demonstrate their coding abilities. The lucky winners will receive resources to improve their application as well as a chance to consult with Apple specialists for advice.
Many young developers who made apps purely out of curiosity have gone on to form large technology enterprises since the early 2010s. Nowadays, with an increasing number of smartphones, there are several chances to create apps and turn them into profitable enterprises.
From among the 350 total winners of the Swift Student Challenge 2024, Apple will select 50 renowned app developers for applications of exceptional quality. This summer, these fortunate people will receive a pass that grants them unique access to Apple’s Cupertino, California, headquarters.
They will be able to interact with the Apple team there. A one-year membership in the Apple Developer Program, which allows them to submit apps to the App Store and get support from Apple, will also be given to each winner.
Qualifications for the 2024 Apple Swift Student Challenge:
In the case of the United States, the student must be at least 13 years old, or the minimum age required by any applicable country, including India. In the European Union, for example, a candidate must be 16 years of age or older.
The submitted app must be in the form of an app playground (.swiftpm) and be contained in a ZIP file no larger than 25 MB. Only English should be used throughout.
Also, the creation shouldn’t be dependent on any resources from the app playground or a network connection. Offline judges will evaluate the app submissions.
The application must be made by the sender individually, or it must be a template that they have altered on their own. Group work is not acceptable otherwise the student risked being rejected.
The contestant may utilize public domain sounds and/or images, together with open-source licensed code from third parties, provided that credit is given and an explanation is provided for their use.
Additionally, the developer must make sure that Swift Playgrounds 4.4 or later-which requires macOS 13.5 or later-or Xcode 15 on iPadOS 16-are used in the creation of the app playground. The competitor is permitted to utilize an Apple Pencil.