|Samsung intros Smart App Challenge|
Thursday, 05 July 2012 11:00
Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012, a global app competition aimed at boosting apps for the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note.
According to the electronics giant, the contest is divided into two categories – 'Samsung Apps Super Apps' and 'Best S Pen Apps'. Eighty entries will be selected as winners, receiving a total of $4.08 million in prize money along with a variety of promotional benefits.
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 Web site and register their apps on Samsung Apps. Registration will run until 30 September.
"Given the size of the prize money and a variety of other benefits, we expect the competition will foster the growth of the ecosystem for Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note applications," says Craige Fleischer, director of mobile communications at Samsung Electronics SA.Contest entrants will be divided into two categories. In the 'Samsung Apps Super Apps' segment, the public will decide the winning entries, with
the 30 most-downloaded games and 30 most-downloaded non-game apps winning a share of the prize money.
In the 'Best S Pen App' segment, a panel of judges will decide the winning entries, which will consist of 20 innovative applications that use the S Pen's functionality in interesting and experiential ways.
Winning entrants will be given a chance to promote their apps through a variety of social media channels as well as other online and offline platforms such as Samsung Mobile, Samsung Apps and Samsung Developers.
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