The Indian neobank FloBiz has joined hands with HackerEarth to announce the launch of the Build for Bharat Challenge.
FloBiz, which offers a GST billing and accounting software called myBillBook, has designed the challenge exclusively for the talented Android developers in India to solve profound challenges for the country’s growing number of small businesses.
On the table for hopeful participants is the chance to win prizes and rewards, alongside the possibility of working directly with the FloBiz team. But to seal this deal, participants must first solve Android application development questions using Kotlin and native Android programming languages. While registrations are already underway, the hackathon challenge is expected to officially commence on October 22nd.
Participants will only have a total of 8 hours to solve a range of questions around Android application development, and their performance in the challenge will be judged based on the preset parameters of quality, scalability, and robustness of the code written.
The top 10 finalists will receive hampers, and all the participants will receive certificates of participation. Shortlisted participants will jump ahead of the queue and interview with FloBiz for a full-time job opportunity.
On the announcement of Build for Bharat Challenge, Founder and CEO of FloBiz, Rahul Raj, said: “At FloBiz, we strive to solve the problems for our valued SMB partners with the help of technology. We’re very excited about this nationwide Android challenge which aims to not only foster the ecosystem of technology development in the country but also intends to extend open invitation to the talented Android developers to join our team and build for our mission.
“Our flagship product myBillBook has already transformed tens of lakhs of small businesses by offering easy-to-use and affordable billing, inventory management, and accounting solutions on our mobile and desktop applications. As we continue our journey of building a neobank for growing SMBs, we strongly believe that the addition of these smart, talented & energetic developers will immensely contribute to our growth momentum”.
With over 50 lakh downloads across the country, myBillBook is the flagship product by FloBiz with a strong presence in regions like Maharashtra, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu, which account for more than half of its total user base.
FloBiz aims to triple its engineering, product & data teams within the next 6 months to continue to develop user-friendly and reliable solutions to cater to a wider SMB audience. FloBiz has recently raised $31 million in Series B from Sequoia Capital, Think Investments, and its existing investors Elevation Capital and Beenext in September 2021.