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Android Developer Challenge 2

July 7, 2009

This august Google will launch the second Android Developer Challenge.

The first challenge (full results here) gave us many of the interesting applications available now on the Android Market, such as CompareEverywhere, ShopSavvy or Wikitude. The new challenge will be focused more on the users feedback: for the first round in fact, a special ADC 2 voting application will be available to download from the market, and will allow users to download and rate the applications submitted to the contest. This results will generate a list of the 20 top applications for each category that will then access the second round and will be rated by the users in the same manner. This final rating will contribute with the 45% of the final score, the other 55% left to a Google-selected judging team.

All new and unpublished applications can be summitted to the contest, and must run on Android 1.5 and be in English. The 10 categories are:

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

The total amount of prizes will be close to $2 millions:

For each of the 10 categories:

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

Overall (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)

The submissions will start at the beginning of august, get ready!!

/Zuli

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