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Android Developer Challenge

Postby plusminus » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:12 pm

Android Developer Challenge

Here is the original information on the famous Android Developer Challenge.
A total amount of 10 Mio. $ will attract a wide range of developers.

The highest chances are probably in innovative applications and social-networking-apps.
But read it yourself...

Google - Android Developer Challenge wrote:Image
Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users, built by developers like you, will be a huge part of the Android vision. To support you in your efforts, Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards -- no strings attached -- for great mobile apps built on the Android platform.
How It Works

The award money will be distributed equally between two Android Developer Challenges:
  • Android Developer Challenge I: We will accept submissions from January 2 through March 3, 2008
  • Android Developer Challenge II: This part will launch after the first handsets built on the platform become available in the second half of 2008

In the Android Developer Challenge I, the 50 most promising entries received by March 3 will each receive a $25,000 award to fund further development. Those selected will then be eligible for even greater recognition via ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards.
Build Your Favorite Mobile Application

We welcome all types of applications but are looking to reward innovative, useful apps that make use of Android's capabilities to deliver a better mobile experience. Here are some suggested areas of focus to get you started:
  • Social networking
  • Media consumption, management, editing, or sharing, e.g., photos
  • Productivity and collaboration such as email, IM, calendar, etc.
  • Gaming
  • News and information
  • Rethinking of traditional user interfaces
  • Use of mash-up functionality
  • Use of location-based services
  • Humanitarian benefits
  • Applications in service of global economic development
  • Whatever you're excited about!


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Any news on ADC II

Postby ravi » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:45 pm

Hi PlusMinus,

Has there been any news on Android Developer Challenge II? Was there any announcement about this in December 2008?

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Postby MrSnowflake » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:01 pm

Nope, still nothing...
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Postby ravi » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:02 am

Thanks Snowflake. Seems like everyone's waiting on their announcement.
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Postby yorgosg » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:20 pm

has google announced if the paid apps on android market will appear before the end of the 2nd phase of the android challenge?

any news on when the paid apps will become available? any guesses?
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Postby plusminus » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:51 pm

I've heard that regarding the Roadmap there should have been an annoucement in Q4 2008 but there has been none... :?

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Postby ErnestoGuevara » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:33 pm

I got an email on 12/30/08 for android market developers, with the following text included:

Additionally, I would like to confirm that Android Market will support
priced applications starting early Q1 2009, as we'd originally stated last
fall. Given the country-by-country work required to set up payment support
for developers in different countries, we will enable priced app support
in Q1 for developers operating in these countries in the following order:
(1) United States and UK; (2) Germany, Austria and Netherlands; (3)
France, Italy and Spain. By the end of Q1 2009, we will announce support
for developers operating in additional countries. Developers operating in
the above listed countries should begin finalizing their priced
applications, including determining the appropriate pricing strategy.

So there's your answer re: paid apps. About Android Challenge II ... dunno.

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Postby MrSnowflake » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:49 pm

Woot, again, The Netherlands get stuff before us (Flanders, Belgium)...
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Postby ErnestoGuevara » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:53 pm

If it turns out you really need a US/UK partner to distribute your apps, give me a ring...

Though I guess you have no reason to believe a US-based partner would actually pay you the money you earn from the market. I dunno. Maybe something could be worked out.

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Postby MrSnowflake » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:07 pm

I guess (actually I hope) we can get our money, it's just you can't charge money in countries not supported.
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Postby fedee » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:05 pm

hi,

some news from ADC 2?
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Postby ravi » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:39 pm

I'm guessing they'll announce it in the Google I/O Developer Conference in May. This is simply my guess though.
http://code.google.com/events/io/
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Getting ready for Android 1.5

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May 27 - Google I/O: ADC 2 announced

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