Samsung today introduced the Samsung Smart App Challenge
2013, a global app competition aimed at finding new
applications utilizing group communication function.
It 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.
Especially in this year, 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
(http://www.smartappchallenge.com) and register their apps
on Samsung Apps from 20th June to 31st August.
"With Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, Samsung is going to
boost mobile ecosystem," 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 with newly-launched
features of GALAXY series. The Samsung Smart App Challenge
will greatly enhance application choices for GALAXY S4 so
users can enjoy a valuable experience."
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 interesting and
experiential ways. 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.
The contest will have 10 overall winners, awarding $200,000
to one first-place winner, $100,000 each to three
second-place winners, and $50,000 each to six developers
that come in third. Winning apps will also be candidates for
investments from Samsung's venture arm and be promoted
through the company's online properties and press events.