EE to host London 4G hackathon next month

4G mobile operator EE will host a hackathon in London next month in order to spur development of apps that make use of the higher networking speeds offered by its 4G LTE service.

Mobile network operator EE is hosting what it describes as the UK's first 4G hackathon in London next month, to spur development of apps that make the most of the superfast networking speeds .

The company announced the competition, which will run on 22 and 23 June at The Hub Westminster, on Thursday. 

"With 4G now mobilising British business and opening up countless opportunities for real-time collaboration, EE is inviting both professional and student developers to pioneer the next generation of mobile apps for business that push the boundaries of what's possible on 4G," the company said.

The competition has three categories in which developers can compete: real-time collaboration with 4G for the business sector, real-time collaboration with 4G for the public sector, and augmented reality for business.

EE said each participant would also receive a 4G mobile wi-fi device to take home on the day.

Prizes for the winners include mobile wi-fi devices and 12-month 4G mobile wi-fi contracts with 50GB data per month for participants in the three winning teams, £500 Amazon, iTunes and Google Play Store vouchers for the overall student team winner, and £1,500 Amazon, iTunes and Google Play Store vouchers for the overall business focus app team winner.

Registration for the event closes on 21 June.

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