Are you a savvy Android programmer? Would you like a chance to win some slick prizes? Samsung is offering a huge contest to encourage developers to write applications for its new Galaxy Note S phone using its Galaxy S Pen SDK.
Samsung invites software developers to create S Pen-integrated apps for Galaxy Note using the S Pen SDK. Winners will receive $205,000 in cash and prizes as well as promotional exposure and recognition in Samsung digital social media. Prizes will be awarded for the best overall apps and for category honorable mention awards in games, media, sports, social, lifestyle, travel, education, productivity, entertainment, and other.
Developers must use the Samsung S Pen SDK library to integrate S Pen functionality into a new or existing Android application that runs on Galaxy Note. Apps will be evaluated based on the overall user experience of the app on Galaxy Note, the quality of the idea, and the functional implementation, including S Pen integration. Developers retain ownership of their applications and may charge for them or provide them for free. When uploading apps to Android Market, developers are encouraged to include “Made for S Pen Galaxy Note” in the description of the app and to uncheck the box that says “All Devices.”
The challenge is open to individuals and teams of individuals who are residents of the 50 United States and it territories, as well as organizations domiciled in the 50 United States and its territories.
Those are some serious prizes there! The Galaxy Note S is one of the phones I’m mulling picking up in a few weeks, so it will be interesting to see what sorts of apps will be produced from this challenge. For those curious and interested, head over to Samsung’s site and check out the rules. Oh, and if any of our readers here enters and wins a prize, send us a line!