Google waves $10 million cash prize at Android developers
Google has put up $10 million in cash to encourage developers to start creating applications for Android, its new mobile platform.
In the first part of the Android Developer Challenge which closes on 3 March, the search giant will award $25,000 each to the 50 best submitted applications.
A second stage of the competition will be launched after the first Android handsets are released, which should be around the second half of 2008. The ten best applications will receive a cool $275,000, with the ten runners up walking away with $100,000.
According to the competition website, Google “welcomes all types of applications but are looking to reward innovative, useful apps that make use of Android’s capabilities to deliver a better mobile experience.”
Anyone interested in the competition can download the SDK and find further details on the site.