Android Developer Challenge 2 announced by Google

Google has just announced the Android Developer Challenge 2 (ADC 2), the second edition of the competition that should (and will) bring new and cool applications for the Android OS – which has now reached version 1.5.

Participants can develop apps, evaluate/score others’ apps, or both.

The ADC 2 will debut in August, when developers will be able to submit their applications. These applications will be ‘judged’ by users who have access to Android Market, via a special ADC 2 app that lets them download, test and rate the submissions.

There will be 20 finalist applications, for 10 distinct categories:

  • Education/Reference
  • Social Networking
  • Lifestyle
  • Productivity/Tools
  • Entertainment
  • Games: Casual/Puzzle
  • Games: Arcade/Action
  • Media
  • Travel
  • Misc


Winners will be announced in mid-November 2009.

The prizes for each of ADC 2’s ten categories are as follows:

  • 1st prize: $100,000
  • 2nd prize: $50,000
  • 3rd prize: $25,000

Also, there will be three overall winners:

  • 1st prize: $150,000
  • 2nd prize: $50,000
  • 3rd prize: $25,000

To read more about Google’s Android Developer Challenge 2, visit its official website.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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