Deadline: December 30, 2010
Until recently, TVs have needed help from other devices in order to run software applications. But finally, Samsung is making TV's smarter, with its Samsung Apps line of televisions and Blu-ray devices, which can download, install, and run apps natively. Samsung Apps is built into all Samsung 2010 Blu-ray players, Blu-ray Home Theater Systems, and the majority of TVs 40 inches and larger. For the first time, distributing content to TVs is as easy as creating an app!
To celebrate the release of the Samsung TV Application software development kit (SDK) for this industry-leading line of TVs and Blu-Ray devices, Samsung is offering over €500,000 in cash and prizes for the individuals or teams that develop the best looking, most brilliantly conceived, and most functional apps. Developers will retain all intellectual property ownership for their submissions, while having the opportunity to reach millions of people through their television sets.
The Challenge is open to all UK, German, and French residents (who must enter their submission in their respective country's competition), as well as all legally-registered organisations domiciled in the EU. Each software application may only be entered in one of the three territories.
Deadline: January 28th, 2011
Nokia wants developers to create new applications and games for the new Nokia N8 and future Nokia devices for consumers in the U.S. and Canada.
total prize fund: US$2.7 million
300 opportunities to win
Samsung bada Developer Challenge encourages developers to exploit all the features of the new bada platform and build a wide variety of applications for bada devices.