Samsung challenges developers to build app for galaxySamsung challenges developers to build app for galaxy, the creators of the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note, have placed a challenge above the heads of application developers with its Smart App Challenge 2012. They encourage innovative app developers to create applications for its Galaxy devices (Tab and Note).

With 80 possible winners, and handing out $30,000 - $200,000 for each winning app, Samsung is looking to inspire some of the best Android app developers into creating applications for its mobile devices. Along with the cash reward, winners will also receive substantial marketing for each application with the help of Samsung. Every winning application will receive promotional help via a press release to announce all applications launched across Samsung Electronics global and social media channels. Lastly, each winning application can be part of a marketing campaign with Samsung Electronics that could involve television commercials, print advertisement, and other offline promotions.

The judging is based upon two simple measures: number of downloads (popular consumer vote) or the app's functionality with the Galaxy S Pen feature, which will be decided using a panel of experts. There will be a total of 60 apps that will be rewarded based on the number of downloads receive during the “Download Counting” period (May 7, 2012 to September 30, 2012). The other 20 winning apps will be selected specifically for stylus pen functionality. The panel will look over each entry and rate each Android app based on the following:

  • Uniqueness of the application
  • Commercial and consumer appeal
  • Quality of user experience
  • Design and ease of use

The panel will comprise professionals with Samsung and some outside experts.

The clock is ticking for Android app developers to get each application developed and submitted. The registration start date has already passed, and so has the “Download Counting” period for all applications not intended for the stylus pen category.

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