The Brother Mobile App Hackathon is designed to encourage developers, designers, business professionals, and students to submit mobile apps or prototypes that integrate with a Brother QL Label Printer, or a Brother RuggedJet printer/labeler. Each team will receive a brand new QL-820NWB printer and supplies. Team can keep the printer as long as the team members participate in the competition. Judged by key influencers within the industry, the Contest seeks to identify talented individuals and teams from across the U.S. The prizes will be awarded to the best entries submitted. 

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$3,900 in prizes

Platinum Award

Gold Award

Silver Award

Honorable Mention Award (2)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


We welcome everyone in the U.S. However, you must be present to compete at this hackathon. For more information, please read the hackathon rule CLICK HERE.


1. A mobile app that is completed, or is in prototype

2. The app must integrate Brother SDK and demonstrates the feature

3. A 3-minute video submitted to Youtube before 4:30PM March 24th, 2018

How to enter

1. Register at Eventbrite, grab a free ticket - CLICK HERE.

2. Download the SDK from Brother's website - CLICK HERE.

When prompted, enter "hackathon" as your company name, and "participant" as your title. Enter "TBD" or "Unknown" for any fields you don't wish to enter.

3. Pick up a QL-820NWB Label Printer or select one - CLICK HERE FOR INFO

4. Attend the hackathon on March 23rd 6-9PM, and March 24th 10AM-6PM


Bob Brady

Bob Brady
Senior Product Manager/Brother International Corp

Nick D’Alessio

Nick D’Alessio
Senior Business Development Manager/Brother Mobile Solutions

Berard McLaughlin

Berard McLaughlin
Application Development Manager/Brother International Corp

Judging Criteria

    How much impact (quality and quantity) can this project have? Does it solve a big problem or a little problem?
    Is the project new and something that hasn’t been attempted before? Is it something that isn't being addressed by the market? See rules for more.
    How well did the team communicate their project? Are they effective in telling the story of the project and why it is important?
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?

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