The South Korean giant, Samsung has launched a global contest for Android developers. Going by the title of “Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013 for Galaxy S4” the event will have a total of ten winners who will receive a record total of $800,000 in cold hard cash. It is meant to stimulate the desire for innovation among the techie crowd.
All the Android developers from the four corners of the world are gathering like birds of a feather that flock together at the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013 for Galaxy S4. Anyone with a little bit of passion and the technological savvy to create a new app may apply for the contest. Upon winning he or she could be among ten finalists who together rake in over $800,000 in prizes as announced in Samsung's official global blog post. The basic purpose of the competition was to get a hold of some new Galaxy S4 apps.
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The days set for the tournament span from June to August. Like the democratic and open style of Samsung “everyone’s invited.” The apps must employ the Chord SDK and that too without any extraneous knowledge. The prize money is a lucrative deal alright. Of the grand total that amounts to $800,000, the topmost winner will get $200,000 while the person with the second position will get $100,000. Finally the rest of the $500,000 will be divided equally among the rest of the eight candidates. Judgment will be carried out after the contest and results will be announced in December.
This has been reserved as an ideal platform for app developers since Samsung wants all the help it can get. For those young hearts who dream of owning a luxury car like a Mercedes Benz and a villa in the south of France, this is the perfect opportunity. The apps have to be given in English.
Besides the prize money, all ten finalists will get a souvenir gift in the form of a Galaxy S4. They will also get many promo benefits that they can avail to their betterment. Since the contest will be open to anyone with the passion to succeed, all that you will have to do to enter is register online at their specific website. Then when you have finished the app you must submit it too. Last but not least is the long wait before the results. Samsung has done a lot of good by affording the talent and genius to rise to the top naturally through sheer competition and a matching of bits, bytes and wits. There should be more contests like this one in the future to inspire the ambitious to just do it and go for it.
The contest will be go through June 20 to August 31, 2013. While it has a judgement period of two months including October and November 2013. The contest winners will be announced in December 2013.
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