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Samsung to give $800,000 to app developers

Staff writer ▼ | May 28, 2013
Samsung Electronics calls all app developers to its Smart App Challenge 2013, a global app competition. Winners will split $800,000.
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SamsungSamsung Electronics calls all app developers to its Smart App Challenge 2013, a global app competition. Winners will split $800,000.


This is the second time Samsung has hosted the global contest for android developers. A total of 10 entries will be selected as winners, receiving a record total of $800,000 in prize money along with a variety of promotional benefits. Samsung Venture Investment will review the final winners for financial investment.

The challenge is open to all mobile application developers across the globe. Developers who wish to participate should sign up directly on the App Challenge website and register their apps on Samsung Apps from 20th June to 31st August. Contest entrants will be one category, "Smart Chord Apps," which can be used for development of Group Play service on Galaxy S4, a panel of judges will decide the winning entries, which will consist of 10 innovative applications which use group management functionality in an interesting way.

The applicants have to use "Samsung Chord SDK" which helps developers create a group with multi-devices in real-time, automatically, requiring no manual processing of devices which join or leave the group. Winning entrants will be rewarded with high prize money and a variety of promotional benefits through Samsung’s global channels. They will be given a chance also to be pitched their app to Samsung Venture Investment just after the ceremony for the winners.

Apps must have English language support and may offer multilingual support that includes English. Multiple apps can be submitted.


 

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