Samsung are never shy of innovation, and the only way forward is to get everybody involved. Samsung have thus announced their second ‘Samsung Smart App Challenge’, which invites app developers to come in and submit the best apps using the Samsung Chord SDK. The SDK involves local information sharing apps. The ten winning entries will receive a sum total of $800,000 in prizes and will be eligible for investment from Samsung, as well as marketing support and business guidance.
While more information is below, do you think the likes of Blackberry should get on this train. Surely, that is the only thing holding Blackberry back at the moment! Anyway, read the press release below for more information:
SAMSUNG LAUNCHES ‘SAMSUNG SMART APP CHALLENGE 2013’
A global contest for mobile application developers
London, UK – May 20th, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today introduced the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013. A global app competition aimed at finding the best Galaxy S4 apps that make use of the Samsung Chord SDK, which allows app developers to build local information-sharing applications without detailed knowledge of networking.
This competition is the second time Samsung has hosted a global contest for Android developers. The 10 winning entries will receive $800,000 in total prizes and will be eligible for investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation as well as marketing support and business guidance.
The challenge is open to all mobile application developers across the globe from 20th June 2013. Developers who wish to participate should sign up directly on the App Challenge website (http://www.smartappchallenge.com) and register their apps on Samsung Apps from 20th June to 31st August.
“With Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, Samsung aims to encourage innovation” said Won-Pyo Hong, President and Head of Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center. “At Samsung we will continue to encourage mobile developers to develop new and innovative applications for newly-launched features of the Galaxy range. The Samsung Smart App Challenge will enhance application choices for the Galaxy S4 so users can enjoy a valuable experience.”
Winning entrants will be rewarded with the prize money and a variety of promotional benefits through Samsung’s global channels.
For more information on Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, please visit the challenge website (http://www.smartappchallenge.com).