If you’re a budding Android application developer, especially one who owns a Samsung Galaxy Note, you might want to direct your attention to the mega contest Samsung is running to promote development for S Pen-integrated applications. There is a whopping $205,000 smack-a-roos waiting for the winners, so we’re definitely not talking about chump change here. The winner of the Best Overall App award will get $100,000.
Unfortunately, the contest is only open to individuals and teams who reside in the US and its territories. Have a look below for more details.
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.
If you’d like to register, make sure to drop by the official contest page while you still can. Best of luck to all those who enter and be sure to let us know if you wrangle yourself a prize out of the deal. Who knows — we might even be lucky enough to see a submission from Alex!