Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users—built by developers like you—are a huge part of the Android vision. To support you in your efforts, Google launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide awards for great mobile apps built on the Android platform.
Welcome to the Android Developer Challenge 2! You can participate by developing an application, evaluating and scoring applications, or both. The sections below provide information about the types of applications you can enter, as well as the contest information and dates.
Developers submit their apps to one of 10 specially-designated ADC 2 categories (see below) beginning in August. An application can only be submitted to a single category.
Along with the public ranking, a team of Google-selected judges will evaluate the applications. Their scores will constitute 60% of the final score.
For full details of the ADC 2 process, please see the official Terms and Conditions.
The ADC 2 contest is open only to applications that have not been made publicly available through the Android Market prior to August 1, 2009. Additionally, applications that were entered in the ADC 1 contest are ineligible for the ADC 2 contest, regardless whether they were winning apps. Similarly, updated versions of applications entered in the ADC 1 contest are ineligible for ADC 2.
When you enter an application in the ADC 2, we will make it available to all contest judges for free, exclusively for the purposes of judging. If you intend to sell your application after the conclusion of the contest, you may submit a "trial" version of the application for judging. We recommend that your trial version include full functionality, but with a timed expiration, rather than including limited functionality with no expiration. Judges will evaluate your application based only on the functionality accessible to them, so it makes sense to provide the fullest range of capabilities possible in your contest app.
All submitted applications must run on Android 1.5 and be in English.
For full details of eligibility, please see the official Terms and Conditions.
Prizes will be distributed as follows; all prizes are in USD:
For each of the 10 categories:
Overall (across all categories)
In addition, attendees of selected developer events will be provided with devices intended for use in developing submissions for ADC 2.
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