Android Developer Challenge 2 – Now Open!


Android Developer Challenge 2The official Android Developer blog has today announced that the second Android Developer Challenge is now open for submissions.

App developers are required to submit their applications to one of ten categories which include:

  • Education/Reference
  • Games: Casual/Puzzle
  • Games: Arcade/Action
  • Social Networking
  • Lifestyle
  • Productivity/Tools
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Misc

For each of the ten categories, the following prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st prize: $100,000
  • 2nd prize: $50,000
  • 3rd prize: $25,000

With overall prizes available across all categories:

  • 1st prize: $150,000 (meaning the overall winner will receive $250,000)
  • 2nd prize: $50,000 (meaning the 2nd prize winner will receive up to $150,000)
  • 3rd prize: $25,000 (meaning the 3rd prize winner will receive up to $125,000)

Entrants are reminded that all submissions must be entered before 11:59:59pm Pacific Time in the United States on August 31, 2009.

The Developer blog also stresses the importance of using only published APIs for the submitted applications, as some judges may be testing the apps on new or untested Android handsets.

Plan on entering the challenge? Let us know in the comments! +

[via Talk Android]


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