Samsung offers $205,000 to app developers in S Pen App Challenge

by Appolicious Announcement

Android app developers interested in creating titles that take advantage of the S Pen found in the Samsung Galaxy Note will want to jot this down.

Between now and April 2, anyone interested in developing apps for this revolutionary new device can take part in the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen App Challenge. In addition to considerable promotional exposure, contest winners can win a portion of the $205,000 in cash and prizes.

 

Here’s how it works. Developers interested in participating in the contest must use Samsung’s S Pen SDK 2.0.1. Developers of the best overall apps created for the S Pen, as well as best apps for games, media, sports, social, lifestyle, travel, education, productivity, entertainment and other categories will win cash and prizes.

A panel of Samsung and external judges will assess several attributes, including overall use and S Pen integration. Developers who participate will retain ownership of their titles as well as how they are marketed. Samsung does request that developers specify that participating apps indicate that they are “Made for the S Pen Galaxy Note” when marketing their apps. See the official rules and regulations for more information.

Developers can apply for the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen Challenge here. Judging and public voting will occur between April 9 and April 16. The winners will be announced on or around April 20.

Developers attending South by Southwest 2012 can visit the SXSW Samsung Blogger Lounge on Friday at 3:45PM, Saturday at 3:30PM and Sunday at 10:45AM to inquire about any technical questions associated with the S Pen SDK.

Appolicious is a proud partner of Samsung in Android app discovery with preinstalled apps on the Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Plus 7.0 tablet.