Monday, November 12th 2007

Google Offers $10 Million for “Cool Apps” on Android

As promised, Google has today released the software development kit for its new Android mobile phone operating system. The Android SDK is now available to download for free, with Google encouraging the use of third party applications (in contrast to Apple's recently launched iPhone). Google is even giving developers the chance to win a share of $10 million prize money if they create an application deemed to be among the fifty best entries. Google said the following on its Android site:
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.
The prize money is actually divided into initial bundles of $25,000 for the fifty most promising entries between submitted January 2nd and March 3rd next year, which is intended to aid further development, with an extra ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards being offered for the best of those.Source: DailyTech
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10 Comments on Google Offers $10 Million for “Cool Apps” on Android

#1
panchoman
Sold my stars!
wow, google really wants to win huh?
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#2
Jimmy 2004
by: panchoman
wow, google really wants to win huh?
You just wait until it starts its own army... it's working on world domination.
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#3
WhiteLotus
a world run by google - interesting...

and yes it does seem google wants to crush the oppostition good luck to them!
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#4
mdm-adph
Now, see that's how you get people to create something new and cool -- not necessarily patents, but tons and tons of cold hard cash.
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#5
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: mdm-adph
Now, see that's how you get people to create something new and cool -- not necessarily patents, but tons and tons of cold hard cash.
agreed. i wouldn't mind the world's technology being controlled by google as long as they are good about it, like they are now. they've come up with so many kick ass products that have beat so many old competeing products. like gmail & google maps.
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#6
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I'm sorry, does Google feel like:

Umbrella Corp from the Resident Evil Series... this is kinda scary... unlimited money, sooner or later, everyone will use Google.
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Pretty cool spirit for Google. I can see them causing the Iphone to lower their prices even more. One thing that bugs me, why are they so upset that Apple made the iphone to work only with their software? I mean, Apple did make it.
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#8
Seany1212
by: WarEagleAU
Pretty cool spirit for Google. I can see them causing the Iphone to lower their prices even more. One thing that bugs me, why are they so upset that Apple made the iphone to work only with their software? I mean, Apple did make it.
Because the rest of the developer communities were cheesed off to, makes google seem like they listen to the rest of the world :D also means that googles products cant be featured on a new popular item
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#9
N-Gen
Soon enough everything computer related will be marked google >.<
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#10
simlariver
Android will crush windows mobile 6 and the iphone.
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