Beta running from June 1st to June 30th

Design, Code, and Ship an iOS app to the App Store in 30 days

Submit an app demo

We'll help you get it on TestFlight.


Build your app

Flesh out your app even more and try to meet all the submission requirements.

Get 25 users

Obtain 25 users using your app while it's in TestFlight.

Submit your app

Make a pull request adding a folder with your app's name in the submissions folder.


Launch your app

Receive $100 to buy an Apple Developer Membership and publish your app on the App Store.


  • Your app must be open-source, original, unique & built using either React Native or SwiftUI
  • It is recommended to use #hack-hour to log your progress while building the app.
  • Your app must have 25 users using your app while it's in TestFlight.
  • The app should solve a real problem or add significant value to the users' lives. Describe how the app will impact its users and what specific issues it addresses.
  • The app should have at least five unique screens (e.g., home, profile, settings, notifications, and a feature-specific screen).
  • The app must include at least three core features that work together to create a cohesive experience. For example, a social network app could include user profiles, a news feed, and direct messaging.
  • The app must have some sort of data management system, using either local storage, cloud databases, or APIs.
  • The app could involve integrating with external APIs, or using advanced features of React Native or SwiftUI.
  • The app should have a clean, user-friendly design that is easy to navigate and visually appealing.
  • The app must be submitted by June 30th, 2024 to be considered for the grant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many projects can I build?

For now, we're limiting it to one submission per person.

How much does it cost?

100% free– everything from building the app from scratch to publishing it on the App Store should cost you no money! The whole program is funded by donations to The Hack Foundation.

Who is eligible?

You need to be a high schooler (or younger). Submissions need to be in by July 1st to qualify.

What do I need?

A Macbook device to run XCode for iOS development (or you can use Expo on VSCode). If you don't have an iPhone to test your apps, you can use the Simulator app that comes with XCode!

I need help!

Get it in the #cider channel of the Hack Club Slack.

What projects are allowed?

Anything that's unique and improves your/your friends' lives in some way. If you're unsure, submit a proposal and we'll help you out!

Something else?

Join the Hack Club Slack today and ask in the #cider channel. We're here to help! Alternatively, feel free to DM @fayd with any questions you have.

Design, Code, And Ship an iOS app to the App Store in 30 days


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