Iza Login, the Co-Founder and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Outfit7 and one of Future8’s expert judges, shares her tips and inspiration for entrants and tells us what she’s looking for in a winning entry! If you want to impress Iza and rock the Mobile App category read this! Plus check out the life-changing prize, courtesy of Outfit7, here!!

How do you think technology and creativity are linked?

“Things aren’t as black and white as they appear. A good mobile app idea can easily arise while engaging with other creative pursuits, for example editing a video for YouTube using existing technologies or while playing basketball. Furthermore, when you develop an app you do it using existing tools; computer programming is advancing at such a rate that today one would use tools that don’t require a lot of core programming.”

What will you be looking for in a winning Mobile App category entry?

“It’s hard to say at this stage without seeing the judging criteria. However, the project on the whole will always showcase the energy and enthusiasm for the product; together with passion and creativity, these will be the key attributes for a successful mobile app. Presentation is not that important to me as don’t expect the entrants to be superheroes in all areas. That’s why companies employ people with different skill sets, as everyone has their own strengths that compliment the business when combined.”

Have you got any tips for entrants?

“It may be a little late at this stage but perhaps look at this book – Running Learn by Ash Maurya

What is your all time favourite Mobile App?

“My favourite mobile app is My Talking Tom, followed by Frozen Free Fall and Candy Crush Saga.”


If Iza has inspired you to design a mobile app, head to The Future8 Awards website to enter. Simply think of an app idea and describe it in as much detail as you can. Attach it as a PDF to the online application form! If you have already created an app on the app store remember to include the link in your application!  Don’t forget to stay up to date with all the exciting news and announcements on Twitter @TheFuture_8 using #Future8Awards.

PLUS check out the life changing PRIZE from our sponsors Outfit7 the Mobile App Category here!


You can find out more about Iza Login over on our ‘Meet the Judges’ blog post here. 


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