MATLAB and Simulink Mobile Devices Challenge

Show off your project that uses MATLAB or Simulink with your iOS or Android device and you could win up to $1000.

MATLAB and Simulink Mobile Devices Challenge

Win up to $1000 by combining some of your favorite things – MATLAB, Simulink, and your smart phone or tablet. Whether you’ve developed a cool iOS or Android app that incorporates analytics developed in MATLAB or Simulink, or analyzed data from your device’s built-in sensors, we want to hear what you’re doing. Just create a short YouTube video that describes your project and be sure to promote it to your friends and colleagues, as the number of views and likes will play a significant role in helping you win the challenge. Scroll down for detailed instructions on how to enter.

Challenge Details

How to Enter and Win

  1. Create an original video on YouTube that includes the criteria listed under Challenge Rules
  2. Upload your video to YouTube with the tag “#MATLAB4MOBILE” before the submission deadline.
  3. Promote your video on social media, as the number of views and likes on the video will be part of judging
  4. Submit an entry form by June 12, 2017 (3 p.m. ET).

Important Dates

  • June 12, 2017 (3 p.m. ET).: Submission deadline
  • June 19, 2017 – July 3, 2017: Judging
  • July 15, 2017: Winners announced

Prizes for Winning Teams

  • 1st Prize – 1000 USD
  • 2nd Prize – 500 USD
  • 3rd Prize – 250 USD

Challenge Rules:

  • Create an original YouTube video that includes:
    • Short introduction to the problem you solved or application you developed using MATLAB and/or Simulink with your iOS or Android device. Upload your video to YouTube with the tag ‘#MATLAB4MOBILE’ between March 13, 2017 (8 a.m. ET) and June 12, 2017 (3 p.m. ET).
  • Complete the Challenge entry form by June 12, 2017 (3 p.m. ET).
  • The recommended length for the video is 3 to 5 minutes. Consider adding voiceover (non-English users, please add subtitles in English) and using screen capturing software to show your computer screen.
  • Submit your MATLAB and/or Simulink files to MATLAB Central File Exchange by June 12, 2017 (3 p.m. ET) (recommended). Here is an example submission.
  • Individuals must be over the age of 18 to participate.
  • Teams of any size can enter, but each team should designate only one representative per entry who receives the prize should that team win.
  • Participation is free and no proof of purchase is required.
  • MathWorks employees are not eligible


  • All entries will be judged by MathWorks application support engineers on a 100-point scale using these criteria:
    • Creativity and originality of the project (30-point maximum)
    • Depth of product knowledge demonstrated in the challenge solution (30-point maximum)
    • Popularity of the YouTube video submission based on likes and views. The amount of time the video is on YouTube will be taken into account, so contestants that submit closer to the June 12, 2017 (3 p.m. ET) deadline will not be at a disadvantage (40-point maximum)
  • Bonus – Share your project files via MATLAB Central File Exchange (5-points)
  • If two or more videos receive the same winning score, the corresponding submitters will receive the same prize 
  • Decisions by the judges are final and will be announced on July 15, 2017
  • Winners will be notified by telephone or email

Challenge Resources:

Examples of using MATLAB and Simulink with mobile devices