Android Developer Challenge — Sub-Saharan Africa

Google is launching the Android Developer Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa, which will provide awards for great mobile apps – and Nigeria is on the list of eligible countries.

Developers who reach the final round will be awarded Android devices and given six weeks to make their apps even better. Finally, winners in each category will be announced on September 12th and will be awarded $25,000. A combined total of $75,000 will be awarded.

Categories include:

  • Entertainment / Media / Games
  • Social Networking / Communication
  • Productivity / Tools / Lifestyle

Android Developer Challenge Eligibility

The Android Developer Challenge contest is open only to applications that have not been made publicly available through the Android Market, any other available apps market, or public website, prior to July 1st, 2011. Additionally, applications that were entered into other mobile contests are ineligible for the contest, regardless of whether they were winning apps. Similarly, updated versions of applications entered in other contests are ineligible.

When you enter an application in the Android Developer Challenge, 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 2.2 and higher and the user interface must be in English or French.

Teams can be no more than 3 people. All team members’ names must be listed when submitting the application for the Android Developer Challenge.

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Timeline

  • April 14th: Competition opens
  • June 1st: Submissions open.
  • July 1st: First round submissions are due at 11:59 PM GMT.
  • July 15th: Finalist applications announced.
  • August 30th: Finalist applications are due at 11:59 PM GMT.
  • September 12th: Winners are announced.

Developers who are interested can obtain more details on the Google Code website.

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  1. Are we seeing google trying to identify with the african market? If that happens before the end of this year, i am sold completely to them then. Was previosly considering checking out a nokia windows phone 7 for an upgrade provided microsft will grow their app market to at list 100,000

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